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HEI/UoN: Careers in the Environment
September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunter Environmental Institute and the University of Newcastle invites you to the Careers in the Environment webinar on Thursday 17 September 2020 4-5 pm, focusing on opportunities for students and emerging professionals. Come and hear from a number of environmental professionals about their experiences, current work and how they got there. Learn how we did it, what to study, who to know, where to intern. There will be opportunities for questions to the panel following the presentations.
Brought to you by the Hunter Environmental Institute – your professional association – now in its 32nd year, supported by The University of Newcastle, and sponsored by our Gold sponsors NGH and Umwelt (Australia).
Please register for this event at: https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8mlxbw_OTTC8IVYdVuH0rg
Our Young Professionals panel for the evening will include:
Hayley graduated from UoN in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science (major in Sustainable Resource Management and Marine Science). She volunteered with a local environmental organisation before gaining employment in bush regeneration. In November 2017, she commenced an environmental internship program with Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG), followed by a two-year Environment and Sustainability Graduate Program. She is now permanently employed as NCIG’s Environmental Officer.
Sarah Dale is an Environmental Consultant for NGH specialising in contaminated land projects, as well as preparing Environmental Impact Assessments and GIS mapping. Sarah graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Earth Sciences. Sarah worked remotely from the Central Coast for a contaminated land consultancy before moving to NGH to expand her knowledge and experience with contaminated land and impact assessments. Sarah has worked in high profile projects with large clients that have varied from infrastructure, landfills, beaches, schools, harbours, agricultural land, and residential properties.
Jack completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major of Environmental Studies and Geology & Geophysics at the University of Sydney in 2018. Following the completion of his studies, he was accepted to be part of Glencore’s vacation program within the Environment & Community team at the Mt Owen/Glendell Operations Open Cut Coal Mine. Following this vacation work, he was accepted into Glencore’s 2020 graduate program as an Environment & Community Officer, in which he is nearing the end of his first of three 8 month site rotations. In his current role, at Bulga Open Cut Coal Mine, he is responsible for ensuring the site maintains statutory compliance through the implementation of environmental management activities.
Vincent is an early career environmental consultant with wide experience in environmental management and monitoring, contaminated site investigations, remediation, occupational hygiene and asbestos management Vincent is always looking to broaden his knowledge in environmental management and sustainability and is keenly interested in applying environmentally responsible solutions anywhere he can.
Vincent completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Chemistry) at UNSW and is currently undertaking a Master of Environmental Planning at Macquarie University.
We will also be supported by Melissa Moore, the Senior Manager for the UoN Careers and Student Development Service.
Melissa Moore is the Senior Manager for the Careers and Student Development service at the University of Newcastle. The first in her family to attend University, she followed the completion of her Economics degree with work in the Finance sector and public service before returning to the University of Newcastle to work as a Careers Counselor and later, a manager for Student Experience activities. Now back in the Careers field, she leads a team of dedicated careers staff that are focused on assisting students to find or create work in their chosen fields.
The recording of the event is now available: