She has yet to graduate from her civil engineering degree, but already Leena Thavisin is working in her dream job as a Project Engineer at Transurban.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
Project Engineer at Transurban
I haven't even graduated yet, but already my degree has helped me to get my dream job!
Engineering as a career appealed to me because I wanted to make a positive impact on the community using a practical approach.
Studying civil engineering is full of challenges, just like the ones you are faced with in industry. It sets the standards high and encourages excellence. A highlight of my degree has been not just the studying, but realising that slowly I am becoming an engineer.
Through the Females Excelling in Engineering and Technology (FEET) mentoring program, I was able to secure a permanent position at Transurban as a project engineer. This opportunity has consolidated my learning and given me the confidence to excel in industry.
My greatest achievement so far has been presenting my research paper on tunnel fire detection systems to the Austroads Tunnel Taskforce conference in Sydney.
Outside of my studies I’m the president and founder of the RMIT Cycling Club. I’m passionate about building a community at RMIT, helping students to feel at home in Melbourne and encouraging fitness.
I’m looking forward to completing my degree and continue to work at Transurban.