YP News – August 2021

August 14, 2021 | Young Professionals

Hi All,

While it is unfortunate that majority of the country is entering harsh restrictions and we are back working from home with little to no social interactions. The committee has organised two webinars over the coming months that will help break up the monotonous of this period and spark some development within your careers as young professionals.

The first one is our patented Life After University series, where we get to the APSEA winner of the Young Professional of the Year from a state to present their story and expose different facets of the industry. The presenter is Zoltan Kelly, the Victorian APSEA 2020 Young Professional of the Year winner. REGISTER NOW 

The second one is on Effective Networking. We have three presenters at different stages of their career who will share their experience on networking and answer any questions you may have such as how to network in a virtual and remote environment. REGISTER NOW 

Additionally, the Tasmanian SSSI YP committee had this to say about their mission and their speed networking event they ran on the 29th of July:

The Tasmanian SSSI YP committee was established early this year with a vision to bring together and to create a strong spatial community in Tasmania. The Tas YP aims to create opportunities in Tasmania that would enable young professionals to help each other, to promote surveying and spatial scrence to wider range of audiences, and to help spatial students better prepare for the industry upon graduation. The Tasmanian SSSI YP committee currently consists of Rowena Salter (Spatial Data Mapping Project Officer, TasWater), Meng Jon Cheong (Spatial Information Graduate, Hydro Tasmania), Kristy Petroff (Spatial Information Officer, DPIPWE) and Haifi Al Haifi (Asset Information Data officer, TasWater). The team organised their very first event (Speed Networking: Meet and Greet) in Hobart on the 29th of July and it had been a huge success with a whole range of participants, from professionals from variety of background and organisations to freshly graduated students and first year university students! The Tas YP committee wish to keep the momentum going and to continue bringing the Tasmanian spatial community together through future events.

An update on the SSSI National Mentoring Program, participants have now completed two topics of their choosing and will be all meeting each other for the first speed networking event.

As always feel free to share any feedback on what we are doing well, what we could do better to what you would like us to know for you or even just to have a chat – all you need to do to is email us at chair.yp@sssi.org.au


Roshni Sharma
Chair, SSSI Young Professionals 

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