UTS gave me the confidence necessary to apply the skills I learnt in the work environment.
What exactly does your work/job entail?
Water quality analysis, fish husbandry, tank cleaning, maintenance, fish feeding.
What part of your work inspires you the most? Why do you find it interesting?
The dynamic work environment, most experiments run for an average of 6-8 weeks which means I’m able learn new sampling techniques every couple of months. Also being able to implement more efficient system design strategies and being able to see them work is really rewarding.
How did you get to your current role?
Volunteering with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and with phd students granted me an opportunity to work with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Gosford City Council and now The Department of Primary Industries.
Do you find the skills you learnt during your degree useful and versatile? If so how?
Yes, I found that UTS not only provided me with the theoretical and practical skills essential for my varying roles, but also the confidence necessary to undertake these skills in the work environment. This came from being able to implement both the theory and practical parts in the field.