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Caitlin Edgar

My dad has been a Police Officer since I was 8 years old and I was always inspired by his service to the community. Throughout high school, I knew I wanted to do something that was exciting and challenging, so being a Police Officer just seemed right for me. When I left school, I didn’t…

Brodie Barker

After graduating high school with some uncertainty clouding my career path, I embarked on a journey to explore various interests and passions. I stumbled upon the intricacies of law, intrigued by its ability to shape and safeguard society with the possibility of being able to help people. With a newfound determination, I pursued a law…

Legal Counsel

An in-house lawyer in responsible for: – providing high quality and practical legal advice and support to the business, in a timely manner; – reviewing and preparing various legal documents; – developing and operating a legal framework within which the business must comply to meet its legal obligations under statute, contract or otherwise; – co-ordinating…

Kiersten Graae

My journey started with a simple mantra from my parents: ‘You’re either earning or learning.’ Uncertain about my future, I bypassed immediate university entry, opting for real-world experience. After graduation, I landed a full-time receptionist role at a small construction firm, but faced a setback when I lost the job at 19 due to taking…

Brooke James

I am a Construction Advisor in Civil Construction. When I left school, I was like many others in my year and didn’t quite know what I wanted to do next. After many conversations with my parents, we thought I’d enjoy being a beauty therapist, so I went and completed a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. I…

Joanna Ly

During the final years of school I wanted to be a financial lawyer. But an honest conversation with my biology teacher about my strengths in math and science opened my eyes to engineering. I lo oked up engineering courses during the change in preference window and swapped to a double degree of Environmental Engineering and…

Ellie Salmon

I grew up in Geelong, Victoria and attended an all-girls school. The career paths presented to me were healthcare, teaching or law. I moved to Melbourne to study Physio, graduated and worked for a year before deciding to head overseas. I worked at a summer camp in the uS, then spent a few months travelling.…

Laurence Ledrut

When I was little, I did not know what I wanted to become, my parents made me study sciences to make sure I had options. I loved animals and wanted to become a zoologist, however whilst studying chemical engineering I witnessed the explosion of a Chemical Factory in the South-West of France, and decided to…

Chloe Swiney

All through high school I wanted to be a lawyer but then, when I graduated, I wasn’t so sure. Instead, one week after graduation, I started working full-time in a plumbing shop as a Customer Service/Admin Officer. In school, I watched my Dad who had been involved in Auxiliary Firefighting and I thought that was…

Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Project Manager

The project manager is the key person for driving a project from start to finish, managing stakeholder/customer engagement and ensuring that the project stays within budget and is completed on time. Project managers handle the “project life cycle”. This includes the following stages:

Madeline Pavlides

When it was time to leave high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do next. All I knew was that I wanted to give Uni a go and that my interests, compared to my other friends, were different… So, I decided to study Electrical Engineering. I had no idea that the path…

Environmental Policy Officer – Maritime Emergency Management

The role of an Environmental Policy Officer has two key focuses – providing technical advice and interpretation of marine pollution policy and legislation, and working in the prevention, preparedness and response to marine pollution incidents. A good working relationship with other Queensland, Australian and inter-state government agencies is important for the role. The Transport Operations…

Melanie Trent

I have always loved nature and wildlife and studied environmental management with the thought of becoming a park ranger. During uni I volunteered with national parks, but my graduate position was as an Environmental Officer in compliance (pollution and land clearing) with local government.  I found I really enjoyed interpreting legislation and compliance and took…

Emily Walsh

As a teenager I always had an interest in the field of medicine and sports. When I finished high school I went to University to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science. I did that for a couple of years and then I stepped away to complete a Diploma in Remedial Massage while I was competing in…

Ginni Brown

I am the Grower Relationship Manager for Qube Agri, and work to build the services that our business can offer growers for delivery and sale of their grain. I have always been passionate about agriculture and the bush and have worked in commodity logistics since graduating from Sydney University. My work has taken me to…

Stephanie Castaldo

I left “mainstream school” at the end of Year 10 because I knew I wasn’t going to do well in my exams and get a good ATAR. I could never sit still or concentrate very well and was easily distracted. I moved to a sports school for Netball, to complete my Year 11 and 12…

Ronit Better

Throughout school I always loved maths and science while having a want to make the world a better place. It came to choosing my university course and I felt medicine made the most sense. My grandfather and mum always told me that I would love Engineering, but I could never really understand it or see…

Maddison Petrie

After completing high school, I began working in a small civil construction company as a I.T Technician. A couple years later I relocated to Brisbane and started work in a large engineering firm as a Trainee structural designer. Unfortunately, I became redundant, so I moved back home and started work in a local butcher shop. …

Katie O’Donoghue

I am a Senior Project Engineer currently working on the construction of Bridges throughout Brisbane with BMD. Originally I am from Ireland and have enjoyed a career that has allowed me to travel to the other side of the globe, here in Australia.  My career has enabled me to experience a variety of projects, from…

Lauren Mua

My role is as a Senior Project Engineer for BMD, I am passionate about encouraging diversity within the Construction industry. Especially empowering fellow women.  In Year 12, I had no idea the career path I wanted to take. It was only at the last minute that I applied for my University Course. As I attended…