20-September-2018

Meet Jessica the Engineer!

Jessica was a student at Carey for six years from 2002 to 2008, during which time she studied Japanese and in Year 11 visited Japan on a School trip. This trip started her travel bug and is still a great passion for Jessica; she now wants to travel as much as humanly possible!

Since Year 9, Jessica wanted to become an engineer, so during her latter years in Secondary School she specifically focused on studying Mathematics and Science, together with Japanese and English Literature.

Jessica found all of her teachers at Carey to be incredibly supportive of her aspirations and helped guide her along the way.

“I don’t think I would be where I am today without their efforts in helping me succeed,” Jessica said.

After graduating from Secondary School Jessica went to Curtin University to study a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, which she completed in 2013. She then spent five years working with Rio Tinto and is currently employed at BHP as a Process Engineer. This role involves a wide variety of activities, including driving the big haul trucks!

Since completing university, Jessica’s graduate program has taken her to live in places such as Port Hedland, Karratha and Carnarvon. Upon returning to Perth just over a year ago, she has been a fly-in fly-out worker and is in the process of studying a Masters in Engineering Science, focusing on Metallurgy.

Jessica has fond memories and is grateful for her time at Carey.

“The support I received has helped me to keep pushing forward with my goals and has taught me to be resilient in the path of challenges.”

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