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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
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The New Professionals Network – the next step
The New Professionals Network was reinvigorated in late 2013 with the primary goal of bridging the gap between students and graduates (those working in the minerals industry for up to six years). Research undertaken by the Graduate Readiness Taskforce Group at the AusIMM identified that many student members didn’t continue their membership to graduate grade, and it was also recognised that a limited network existed for those new to the minerals industry. After nearly three full years of Read More
The 2016 AusIMM New Zealand Branch Annual Conference – a new professional’s perspective
The 50th AusIMM New Zealand Branch Annual Conference was held in Wellington at the Te Papa museum from 3-6 September, and presented a technically engaging program sponsored by OceanaGold, New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals, SGS, Newcrest Mining Limited, Redbull Mining Services, GNS Science, Washingtons Explorations Ltd NZ, Straterra Natural Resources, CRL Energy and Doug Hood Mining. I would like to thank Rene Sterk, Chair of the New Zealand AusIMM Branch, for the opportunity to attend Read More
AusIMM New Professionals Network hosts flagship event
Earlier this year, the AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN) hosted their 2016 flagship networking event in Perth. This event saw more than eighty new and industry professionals come together to raise awareness about mental health issues and to network throughout the evening. The event was hosted by EY and was generously sponsored by BHP Billiton, the Department of Mines and Petroleum, Gekko and Mineral Royalties Online. The Perth event strengthened a continued campaign of events Read More