Jenayah is a Jaru woman from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of WA.
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What did you study and why?
I studied a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources (HR). I chose a career in HR because I wanted a job that I could do anywhere in the world that involves creating meaningful relationships where every interaction is a different learning opportunity.
What I love most about HR is how dynamic it is, our response to COVID-19, and how quickly we were able to adapt the way we worked, really spoke to this.
What was your pathway into Woodside?
I joined Woodside through the Indigenous Summer Vacation Program (ISVP), which led to my employment as a graduate. I am currently in my 2nd year of the Graduate program and have worked in both the Perth Office and on-site in Karratha on a variety of interesting and meaningful project work in the Human Resources and Employee Relations space.
What made you sign up for a student pathway into Woodside?
I was the recipient of a Woodside Scholarship through Curtin University. Through this relationship with Woodside and my University, I was encouraged to apply for the Indigenous Summer Vacation Program. I hadn’t heard of vacation work before this, but it quickly became the highlight of my summer time breaks. I am thankful I applied as the ISVP has set me up to be an enabled and engaged graduate post-university.
Tell us about one thing you have learned or are proud of about your journey through our student pathway into the role you are in today?
Working for an organisation like Woodside is an achievement that I am very proud of in itself. When I began as an Indigenous Summer Vacation Student at Woodside I was in my first year of university. Being trusted to work on meaningful projects has enabled me to develop my knowledge, skills, and abilities, and my business acumen and confidence. Woodside also encourages me to continue the community activities that I am passionate about such as volunteering with organisations like Ronald McDonald House, The Australian Red Cross & Variety the Children’s Charity. Not only am I able to do this in my personal time, but the volunteering community within Woodside allows me to contribute while at work also.
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