Networking on the menu at engineering dinner

Deakin news
26 September 2017

With an almost even mix of industry and student guests, the Deakin Engineering Society’s (DES) Annual Industry Dinner in August was a perfect combination of socialising and networking.

Held at Truffleduck Balmoral in Fyansford near Geelong, the dinner gave Deakin undergraduate engineering students an opportunity to meet their potential future employers in a professional social setting.

Emerging technologies was the topic for the night and was discussed by an industry panel and in presentations by guest speakers Ross George (Austeng), Laurie Curran (Laurie Curran Water) and Matthew Jennings (Quickstep). Many student guests took the opportunity to quiz them on industry-specific topics to gain an insight into the engineering industry.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of a DES Life Membership to Joshua Steele, a former president and vice-president of DES.

DES organised the dinner, which was attended by nearly 140 people. DES would like to thank Dragana & Associates, Deakin College, and Deakin’s School of Engineering and Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) for their brilliant support of a wonderful night enjoyed by all.

With thanks to Thomas Sudholz, Deakin Engineering Society President

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