The prospect of having a career in a fast-paced environment that changes daily inspired Iain to pursue a career in property management.
Every project you work on will be different to the last and you will constantly be facing new challenges. This is why I was drawn to studying project management.
A career in project management allows you to work across various sectors and face new challenges each day.
The very nature of the projects a professional will come across will change on a daily basis. This concept of adapting, and variation, is what lead me to enrol into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours) degree.
In 2015 I was lucky to be selected to attend a leadership conference in Hong Kong. Across six days I was exposed to a plethora of ideas and knowledge and had the chance to meet a range of professionals that worked in the industry.
Right now I am working at RMIT’s Property Services as part of a Work Integrated Learning program. Here, I’m working within Real Estate Services and deal with RMIT’s commercial and retail leases. I’m also involved in the retail aspects of the new Academic Street project, which is really exciting.
With the skills and knowledge I have acquired from both my studies and work integrated learning, I believe RMIT has provided me with a solid platform to commence my professional career. After graduation, I am hoping to secure a graduate position and eventually move into a career in property development.
My advice for future students would be to research the work and career path that project managers undertake. As a general rule, project managers work really hard to make sure their projects are completed on time and under budget. It’s not a job for everyone, but it’s certainly rewarding being part of the project process.