New Professionals Network

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
New professionals get a helping hand to develop their mining career
The AusIMM New Professionals Committee, in conjunction with Floreat Consulting Australia, has successfully concluded its first 'Developing Your Mining Career' series. Floreat Director Sam Robinson presented a series of four webinars, as well as conducting one-on-one phone conversations, with 25 new professionals looking to kick start their careers in the mining industry. The course challenged each participant to consider what they wanted to achieve in their career and asked what was Read More
Barefoot mentoring
Late last year the AusIMM New Professionals Network launched a new kind of networking event by hosting 'Barefoot Mentoring' in both Brisbane and Perth. Both events brought together recent graduates, mining students and some well-respected members of the industry to share a relaxed afternoon and discuss the current state of the mining industry. The program works on the principal that true mentoring is an organic process and this format provides the structure for young professionals and Read More
New Professionals Network Committee – 2016 nominations
The New Professionals Network (NPN) is run by a volunteer committee of professionals within the first six years of their career.  Representation on the committee covers a mix of professions from across Australia and internationally. During 2015, the NPN Committee have: held two major events in Adelaide and Melbourne launched the AusIMM Develop Your Mining Career Program with Floreat Consulting Australia supported the 2015 AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference in March ran webinars on Read More
New Professionals Network webinar
The AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN) hosted an 'Introduction to leapfrog software' webinar presented by Karl Howley of ARANZ Geo on Monday 19 October 2015. The presentation was aimed for all interested parties, from students to senior members and managers. The format of the presentation provided a succinct overview of some of the capabilities of implicit modelling using Leapfrog Geo. This included the software layout, generating a topography, working with drill hole data, data Read More