I started my journey with Telstra on the Telstra Graduate Program, as a Business Strategy and Investments Graduate in Networks and IT. Fresh out of university, I was given a choice to shadow and learn, or to be thrown into the deep end. I chose the latter, and to this day, the experience I gained by doing so is still paying off.
For so many of us at Telstra, the constant support we receive from the company and our leadership team allows us to bring our best selves to work, even during challenging times like the pandemic.
Recently, a small group of my Telstra colleagues and I decided to volunteer for an amazing not-for-profit organisation called One Giant Leap Foundation. The foundation has sent wattle seeds into space to be stored for several months, before being returned to earth for distribution across Australia. Here, they’ll be planted, measured and recorded in hundreds of schools and local organisations around the country.
Many of the people I work with would have absolutely no idea I have a disability unless I were to point it out. I had a really intense accident just over seven years ago that left me as a Category One disabled person with a severely injured left arm.
The thing that gets me really excited about engineering and technology, and why I love doing what...