I’ve always cared deeply about the state of the environment and making a meaningful contribution to society. This passion has led me to pursue environmental studies.
One of my favourite things about the course has been the teaching staff. They’re friendly, passionate and knowledgeable, and always link theory with practical examples. My tutors also provided excellent resources and opportunities to learn from industry, government and community experts.
During my studies, I completed voluntary work experience and paid vacation programs. Both experiences renewed my motivation to study and helped me gauge job prospects in the environmental field. Curtin puts a strong emphasis on using the industry’s latest environmental and geological software, which I think helped me gain vacation work and graduate job offers.
After graduation, I hope to secure a role as environmental scientist or sustainability officer for local government. I believe education is critical to enact change and move towards a sustainable future.