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AusIMM New Professionals Network 2017 Technology and Innovation Flagship Networking Event
On 24 November the AusIMM NPN proudly hosted their Technology and Innovation Flagship Networking Event that was kindly supported by BHP and Dassault Systemes. The event was sold out and well attended by over eighty people of diverse backgrounds and career stages from more than thirty different organisations. The event was held on the top floor of the iconic BHP building in Perth and the views and atmosphere did not disappoint with a fantastic skyline and sunset providing the backdrop for Read More
AusIMM New Professionals Network and Canberra Student Chapter event
On 27 October the AusIMM Canberra Student Chapter and Australian National University (ANU) hosted two ANU alumni, Elliot Kahn (an AusIMM NPN Committee member) and Alex Waters, to given a series of talks and practical sessions that covered the role of geosciences throughout the mining value chain. Elliot and Alex drew on their experiences having worked respectively for BHP and Gold Fields in both open pit and underground operations and exploration, allowing them to provide a balanced Read More
International Mining Geology Conference 2017: new standards, new professionals
The 10th International Mining Geology Conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania from 20-22 September 2017. The conference was well attended, with approximately 200 delegates and presenters, including international delegates, who made it a truly global gathering. Many new professionals – the future of the resources industry – were also among the more experienced delegates. Of particular note were the quality and quantity of keynote presenters. Highlights included Jill Terry looking at Read More
Three reasons for students and graduates to attend AusIMM Congress
In April this year, I attended the AusIMM Congress in Newcastle as a representative of the AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN). The purpose of Congress is to get representatives from each AusIMM branch and society together to discuss the future of the organisation, which feeds into the strategic planning cycle undertaken by the AusIMM Board. This year’s theme was ‘Creating Opportunities in a Changing Environment’, and the two days were broken into sessions that covered topics related Read More
2016 South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference report
Insight from a Victoria-based AusIMM New Professional On Friday 2 December 2016 more than 630 delegates attended the 13th annual South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference in Adelaide. As a member of the AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN) I was invited to represent the NPN and share the AusIMM booth alongside the AusIMM Adelaide Branch – a great example of collaboration between AusIMM Communities of Interest (COIs) and supporting the new professionals in industry for future Read More
Silent mentors – the forgotten resource
Within the minerals industry and across the AusIMM community, there is a strong focus on mentoring programs to facilitate the development of new professionals within the industry. While there are many excellent programs in existence, there are also members who do not have access to a formalised mentoring scheme. So what can you do if there isn’t a recognised formal program at your place of work? The good news is that there are a lot of people out there who are already acting as Read More