I was introduced to my mentor, Cathy and from the very first meeting I was inspired - inspired by her career, her life story and most of all with her positive attitude and confidence. I still remember walking away from our first meeting feeling like I could take on any difficulty.
As soon as Cathy found out my interest in the energy sector, she invited me to SPE luncheons, presentations and other events that would educate me and bring me in contact with the industry. She went out of her way to introduce me to her connections, allowing me to develop my networking skills.
We went to many events, the most memorable event was the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference where I was exposed to the latest technologies in the oil and gas industry.
Cathy also helped me with my career decisions and she believed in me, bringing out my self-confidence. Thanks to her support, by the end of my third year I had several work experience offers.
My experience with this program has been nothing short of incredible. I met someone who inspired me, guided me and brought out the best in me. One day I’ll be a mentor too and then I hope to inspire and give as my mentor and this program has inspired and given to me.