“I manage Engineering Change Projects on
Shell’s gas production plants.
“The main thing that I like about my job is that
it’s different every day. Every project has its own
unique challenges and risks that it’s my job to
work through, and working with a large variety
of stakeholders means there’s always something
new to learn.
“Shell hires their graduates based on behaviours
and personality. When I applied for an
engineering graduate position, having an Arts
conjoint degree showed that I was well-rounded
and had more than just technical ability. I know
that this helped me to stand out in the screening
rounds of the recruitment process.
“As well as this, I think the skills I learned
during my degree helped me to get through the
interviews, which required us to analyse options,
think critically and collaborate with others.
“I gained many skills through my Arts study that
are directly relevant to my job, such as having
the ability to understand different perspectives
and being able to construct a logical argument
which takes these different perspectives into
account, collaborating and negotiating with
people who hold a different perspective to
me, the ability to step back from a technical
issue and understand the bigger picture and
the ability to contribute to my organisation’s
understanding and awareness of social issues.”
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering
(Honours) conjoint, majoring in Sociology
Project Lead – Shell New Zealand