I was privileged enough to be one of the grade 11 or 12 students invited to attend the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) at the University of Sydney during January 2016. This summer school played a big part in my goals for study for the remainder of high school and university, whilst providing me with a career aspiration for the future.
As a fifteen-year-old about to start grade 11, I had little idea what I wanted to study at university, but the exposure to the fields of engineering provided to me through the IAESS program played a major part in my decision to study biomedical science.
One of my most memorable sessions from the week was the exposure to biomedical engineering, where I realised that I wanted to work in an environment that would allow me to either research medical issues or be involved in the development of treatments, cures and devices to help those affected by a variety of conditions. After looking into many different degrees, this eventually lead to my decision to study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the Queensland University of Technology.