Alumni profile - Erin Cini

Erin CiniBE Environmental Hons 2006
Director, Water Licensing & Compliance at IPART


How my degree benefitted me

Environmental engineering at UNSW Australia gave me skills which I would call ‘beyond technical’. So yes, as an engineer I can do the maths and the science, but the most important skills I got from my degree were skills in communication, problem solving, strategic thinking, working in a team and applying the maths and science for positive outcomes. Maths and science alone won’t save the world!

My advice to current or prospective students

Get as much diverse experience as you can both while at university and in the workforce, always learn from what you have done before and wherever possible challenge yourself.

Look for the degree, the project, or the job that you think is most likely to change you, change Australia or change the world.