The PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award is now open. The Award gives science graduates the opportunity to showcase themselves to employers from Australia’s leading scientific companies, get advice on how to present and prepare for interviews from our specialist Scientific recruiters and go in the running to win $1000.
We spoke to 2019 finalist Greta Luche, who is now working as a Biochemist at a new ground-breaking biotech start-up, about her experience in the Award Program.
Can you describe your experience participating in the Future Scientist Award program?
I really enjoyed the opportunity of showcasing my personal experience in front of people from various industries. I guess feeling heard or having a chance as a new graduate. Finding the first job can be hard.
Can you list your three highlights from the program?
- I got my first full-time job after university through this program!
- Doing multiple interviews at the same time.
- The PERSOLKELLY consultant was a great guy and very easy to speak with.
How has the Future Scientist Award Program helped you in your career?
Yes I got my first full-time job after my studies. The job granted me some experience in the industry and I will always be grateful to PERSOLKELLY for the opportunity.
What are your career plans?
I want to fill roles of responsibility and lead a team of smart people. I like roles where there is flexibility to improve. I also appreciate positions where it is possible to organise your own time and work very hard but in a smart way.
What advice would you give current Science graduates?
To try this program! It’s fun and doesn’t cost you anything. I would advise to not be choosy for your first job and to learn as much as you can through working well. I would also advise never to remain in a position where you are not happy and to remember your possibilities and how much you are worth.
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