"Irrespective of the twists and turns a career can take, the foundational skills and the core competencies which astute professionals call upon in their day to day work are often dawned from their experience as an undergraduate student. I'm fortunate enough to have gathered mine from UNSW's School of Materials Science."
"Something that I think is mirrored by a lot of people studying Materials is the satisfaction of understanding how things around us are made, what they are made of, and the consideration that went into their creation and application."
Holstein Wong graduated from the School in 2013 with 1st Class Honours in BEng Materials Science and Engineering. She was awarded the University Medal in Ceramic Engineering, one of the most distinguished awards to be bestowed on an undergraduate student.
"Decide early on if you want to pursue a career in academics (e.g. post-graduate) or in the industry. If you want to be in industry, develop as many contacts as possible with companies and consider doing unpaid volunteer work. Experience is such a valuable asset."
"It had great values and in fact, I owe my achievement to materials science and engineering school that enabled me to learn and develop amazing skills that I am applying to change the way our technology works in Australia"
"Look for opportunities which are available and also search for opportunities through your professional network. It’s a great way to introduce with different level of professionals. Also be prepared to work anywhere - the first step is to put your foot on the job and have fun!"