Student journal - Sydney Student Chapter - 2022 Student Meets Industry Recap
The AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter recently hosted their annual Student Meets Industry Night for 2022, at Leighton Hall UNSW.
One of the biggest calendar events of the year for the Sydney Students Chapter, this was an opportunity for students to learn more about and network with representatives from a number of sponsor companies.
This included Whitehaven, our gold sponsor, Glencore, Barminco, Newcrest and PYBAR, our silver sponsors and Redpath and RPMGlobal, our bronze sponsors at AusIMM.
Students heard from a selection of industry speakers who presented on their company, sharing their knowledge about different mining areas.
There was something on offer for everyone, as students nearing the end of their degree heard about the Graduate programs on offer, while first and second year students gained insight into numerous Vacation work programs all over Australia.
As two first year mining students, it was amazing to see how many opportunities the mining industry holds.
I had always been told mining was a great industry to work in, but hearing from a range of representatives, and having follow up conversations on their own experiences and the places they have been able to travel for work has made me excited about a future in the mining industry.
In addition to the chance to make industry connections, the Student Meets Industry Night was also a great way to meet other mining students or like minded people interested in a career in the minerals industry. This night also has encouraged both of us to reach out to older students with great experiences and advice to give to their peers.
A massive thank you to all the people who made the event possible, including the AusIMM President Tara Andresson and Vice president Duncan Slater who helped the event run so smoothly. We look forward to more AusIMM events in the future!
Ashley Potter, Tahliaa Sampelalong
(1st Year Student Representatives)