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2021 Students In Power Summit

The 2021 Summit has now finished, but you can still access the presentations by students and watch the recordings of the different sessions. 

Join us for the first ever API online Summit featuring undergraduate students and professionals showcasing career opportunities in the power sector by sharing their experiences of working at API member organisations. 

4 days
42 speakers
10 categories

Our online Summit is an opportunity to connect with a national community of undergraduate students and professionals, focused on the Australian power sector

Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don't need, the Students in Power Summit is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks that will inspire and inform you, or catch them all. It’s up to you!

Get an insight into life as a young professional in the power sector through video presentations from undergraduate students on their experiences working over the summer in leading power sector organistions (API member organisations) 

 How can we enhance student work placement experiences?
Join our discussion sessions, led by students based on their real-world experiences (note: participation by industry professionals is restricted to delegates from API member organisations).

Get inspired through career stories of power sector professionals, with insights into why they are excited about the future, and their suggestions for the next generation. 

Help us drive diversity - join discussions on how we strengthen our support for diversity in the power sector through industry placements? Join our round table discussion featuring experiences from API member organisations and API Bursary students. .

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QLD Enhancing student placements: discussion session 16 February 2021, 03:25 AM
Avisa Agustina, Miss Majella Cassidy, Jim Coates, Jordan Corser, Ashine Dissanayake, Cervantes Feng, Ben Ganko, Ashley Hughes, Gullara McInnes & Aiden Raabe
My experience at Energy Queensland 09 February 2021, 01:01 AM
Ben Ganko API Bursary Student (QLD), Energy Queensland
NSW Enhancing student placements: discussion session 17 February 2021, 02:25 AM
Timothy Aebi, Tharindu Herath, Wahib Padlan, Mahnee Przibilla, Sebastian Scott, Simon Shahin, Brock Sherlock & Kirthihaa Veluppillai
VIC/TAS/SA Enhancing student placements: discussion session 17 February 2021, 03:25 AM
Timothy Aebi, Alyssa Cary, Alex Jennings, Alex Kingsley, Eddy Rand, Aisha Vaidya & Jeremy Vasic

With 32 undergraduate student and power sector professionals as contributors, inspiration and insight is just a click away

Our speakers will be sharing their experiences as students working at API member organisations over the Summer, and as experienced industry professionals. If you’re exploring the idea of developing a career in the power sector, we've got you covered.

Meet the speakers

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Check out the Categories
Student placements SA
Student placements VIC
Student placements TAS
Student placements WA
Supporting Diversity discussions
Student placements QLD
Enhancing Student Placements Discussions
Industry Inspiration Sessions
Main sessions webinars
Student placements NSW
Who gets your vote?
What students were asked to include in their video

Students are asked to create a video, any way they liked, using what ever approach they wished, with the simple guidance that each 3-5 minute recorded presentation should cover:

a. What did you do? Tell us about your project

b. What did you learn?

c. Why are you excited about a career in the power sector?

We hope you find the recorded student videos inspiring - now share some inspiration in return!

Summit participants are able to vote in the People's Choice Awards for best student presentation (video). 

You get to make 1 vote for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd rated student presentations - base your selection on the video that most connects with and inspires you.

Formal judging considers quality, creativity, and level to which the video engages the audience (and alignment to the scope of what we asked students to do).

Get involved in the Summit as a student speaker!  

If you are an undergraduate student who is passionate about a career in the power sector, keen to connect with industry professionals and inspire the next generation, and have worked over the 2020/21 summer at an API member organisation, we invite you to share your story in the Summit (and to enter the Presentation Competition).

Why be a Student Speaker? 

1. Exposure - this is a great chance to get exposure across the power sector.

2. Inspire - your stories will help other students get inspired about careers in the power sector (and you'll get inspired by the stories of others from the Summit).

3. Experience - sieze every opportunity to strengthen your skills for communicating effectively (especially online) - good for future video interviews.

4. Knowledge - you'll learn useful career insights, and help the API and your future employers to better understanding what motivates you and other students.

5. Treasure - there will be glory and cash prizes for the 3x Best Student Presentations ($500/$300/$200 for 1st/2nd/3rd ranked video presentations by our judges), and a People's Choice prize ($500) votes by Summit participants.