Graduate Bridget Legg returned to ANU in 2015 to share her university experience and early career experiences with year 11 and 12 students at the ANU Girls in Engineering and Technology Program – GET Set.
Bridget majored in Renewable Energy Systems and was able to tailor the research component of her degree to this area of study.
“The research projects gave me a really good combination of skills… I got to work in a world-class photovoltaics (PV) lab making and testing PV cells.”
“It’s those kind of projects which may only have a small impact as individual projects but all the work that’s being done here really does have a big impact and it’s something that’s really great to be a part of, especially as an undergraduate.”
Studying systems engineering opened up a variety of career opportunities for Bridget and her fellow graduates, “I went into energy efficiency but I’ve seen my friends from university go into other jobs so some have gone into software engineering, some of them have gone into consulting kind of roles and those businesses are always keen to get engineers. There’s definitely a really wide range of career options that you have coming out of this degree.”
“Doing this kind of work can have a big impact and it’s really rewarding. It also means that you get to do a really wide range of different kinds of work in your job… You get to go in and learn about something new.”