Engineering podcast series: How to make a team work

28 Sep 2020

Engineers may be the world's problem solvers, but they rarely work alone. Team work and collaboration are fundamental to engineering.

But what makes a great team?

In this episode, we’re unpacking what it means to work effectively as a team. We hear from current UQ engineering students on their experiences of teamwork at university, the challenges they’ve faced, and the skills they’ll be taking with them as they embark on their engineering careers. We also explore the power of diversity in team building, and how it can impact creativity, innovation and performance.

To learn more about studying engineering at UQ visit the Future Students website.

Duration: 22:46 mins

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Meet our guests

Emma Godbold

Emma is in her second year of a dual degree in chemical and metallurgical engineering and maths at UQ. Outside of class, she volunteers as a student leader with UQ’s Women in Engineering program and works as an academic tutor and mentor at UQ. As a high school student Emma was nervous to move into a male-dominated field. Now, as part of the Women in Engineering program, she is helping to create a more diverse engineering workforce and change preconceptions around engineering. She is extremely passionate about inspiring young girls to consider engineering as a career path, sharing the different paths women can take in engineering and giving young women the confidence to go after what they want.

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn.

Rohith Nunna

Rohith Nunna is a final-year undergraduate at UQ where he is studying a dual degree in electrical engineering and international business. He is passionate about solving future challenges in the energy industry with forward-thinking solutions. He has previously interned at an energy consulting firm and a mining consulting firm where he helped clients implement business improvement measures to be more sustainable. He aspires to be a graduate electrical engineer working in the energy and resource sector where he can continue assisting businesses to transition to a low-carbon energy future sustainably. Rohith is also one of the male student leaders at the UQ Women in Engineering team. He believes that gender equality in the workforce is good for everyone – men included – because it’s a win-win that will result in better solutions and more opportunities for everyone.

Connect with Rohith on LinkedIn.