Mr Luke Murphy
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Environmental Management)* (Honours), 1997

FIRST JOB: Contractor for Wildlife Research at Deakin University, Monash University, DSE and others
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Recently contributing to national policy position on natural resource management for local government
NOW: Local Government Natural Resource Management
facilitator, Municipal Association of Victoria

My first year at Deakin was …
‘challenging because I came as a mature-aged student and it took some getting used to being in the university environment.’

I didn’t expect to learn …
‘the breadth of the subjects in terms of the environment. At that time, I was given practical skills in experimental design and research, technology and policy issues.’

Deakin gave me …
‘a range of things – a broadranging education and credibility, because of the recognition of the degree, when looking for job prospects. The networks I made were invaluable. I regularly come across people in my working life that I met through uni.’

This has helped me …
‘by providing a degree of variability and opportunities.’

Looking back on my time at Deakin I …
‘appreciate what was included in the curriculum and why it was included. Sometimes there were subjects that at the time, didn’t seem as attractive compared to some of the other units, but I quickly learned in the real world they are fundamental to most roles.’

* Now Bachelor of Environmental Science
(Environmental Management).

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