Adele Faraone is gaining industry experience working at an engineering firm while she completes her degree in environmental engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
Working in the field while I study means that I can apply my skills from uni to work, and vice-versa.
I decided to study engineering as I love problem solving and being given a challenge ̶ and that’s exactly what engineering is!
RMIT is renowned for its engineering studies, so I thought it was beneficial to study somewhere that would give me the best opportunity for a job in the future.
After Year 12, I received a scholarship with an engineering firm that focused on women in the engineering. I have been working with them ever since!
Working in the field while I study means that I can apply my skills from uni to work, and vice-versa. For example, I have been able to utilise my skills from studies in stormwater management to help do a preliminary wetland design at work.
A highlight of my degree has been taking part of the Engineers Without Borders Design Summit in Cambodia.
In the future I want to be able to work in an industry that makes the most of what we have and utilises it, so we minimise wastage and stop ruining our environment.