Straight out of school I entered university to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science before transferring to a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. I was drawn to OT as I love helping people be the best they can be and wanted a role where I could build relationships and work together with people to achieve their goals.
I came onboard the Ability Action Australia Graduate Program in early 2021. I’m really enjoying the support, guidance and encouragement they offer to be the best I can be in my chosen career. The team are always encouraging me to meet my personal goals and expand my skill set. I love that everyone is open to supporting each other whenever and wherever it is needed.
What’s really great about Ability Action Australia is the culture and team cohesion. I appreciate having my achievements acknowledged, whether they are big or small. And as a new graduate, I have valued the one-on-one support I’ve received in all areas of OT, such as paediatrics, assistive technology, home modifications and mental health.
I’m excited about the future and would like to specialise in mental health and home modifications. I’m also striving for a leadership role to help others achieve their own career goals, just like I’ve been supported.
If I had any advice for new grads looking for a rewarding career, I’d say: