What motivated you to get involved with PowerLab (career aspirations?)
I first met A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng, while involved with some data collection work for her. I then attended one of the PowerTalks as I was attempting to network with professionals within the field of Public Health, as I was reaching the end of my degree and wanted more relevant work experience. I asked A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng if there was any work she would need help with and this is where I completed some voluntary work. I was not originally looking to complete a thesis, but when the opportunity arose with the PowerLab I took it.
What have you been doing since leaving PowerLab?
Since leaving the PowerLab I was given an opportunity within a company that completes bowel screening tests. It was a beginning position completing data entry, administrative duties as well as laboratory testing of bowel screening test kits.
How did you come about this opportunity?
I was applying for many positions and was looking for something to complete while finding my ideal job.
How did your experience at PowerLab help prepare for this next step in your career?
My experience within the PowerLab has not assisted me within my previous position, however it has provided me with the experience I will need within other positions that I would like to develop a career within.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would like to be in a full time position within the area of policy or research.
Would you have any tips for other students interested in Public Health?
My tip would be to find a good mentor like I did before the end of your degree and attempt to gain as much industry experience as possible.