Q: How long have you worked at UOW?
Just under 18 months, I started with the University last January.
Q: What’s your/your team’s role at the University?
As a Management Cadet, I do rotation-based placements chipping in wherever I can across a number of teams, units and divisions.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Given the ever-growing pressures each business unit is under, I find the most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I am making things less troublesome for each team. This really encourages me to work as hard as I can for each team.
Q: What’s the most challenging?
Balancing priorities. The constant battle between study, work and life for where to aim my energy has to be the most challenging part.
Q: Proudest work achievement at UOW?
Working alongside the Indigenous Employment Strategy Officer, Violet Green, to create employment opportunities, specifically the development of entry-level programs. Knowing and seeing the difference employment makes within my community, to have the chance to be part of an organisational drive towards opening more doors for Indigenous youth is by far the proudest aspect of my work thus far.
Q: What goals are you/your team working towards in 2018?
I am currently working within the Student Central team, where our commitment continues to be striving for the best student experience possible. This includes exploring and harnessing new student-centric technology to enhance the experience at every point of the student life cycle.
Q: What’s your fondest memory so far of working at UOW?
During my first few weeks at the University, all of the Management Cadets came to coffee and lunch every single day to make sure that I felt comfortable. I am so fortunate to have joined the extremely talented cadet family.
Q: Random fact about you or hidden talent?
I throw discs in my spare time. I was fortunate enough to snag a medal at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia a few years ago and continue to keep training towards the open world circuit.
Q: What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
Home, always home. I don’t think there is anywhere in the world that feels better than home.
Q: Something on your bucket list you’d care to share?
I would love to go and spend time within a remote Indigenous community and really immerse myself in the rich traditional culture.