We recently sat down, with Dr Georgia Atkin-Smith to find out how her experience Living at La Trobe has assisted her in her professional career and beyond.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Graduating my PhD in Biochemistry at La Trobe University!
What is your favourite memory from your time Living at La Trobe?
When I officially started dating my now-husband who was also a Glenn college resident… Who would have thought we would end up here!
How have your experiences Living at La Trobe helped your personal or professional life?
Being on college and especially being involved in the Leadership opportunities and training has shaped me tremendously, both personally and professionally. These experiences largely developed my leadership skills and confidence as a leader, skills that I frequently use in my job as a scientist through supervising students, mentoring, running events, and communicating my research to the broader community. In addition, taking on extra responsibilities as a Leader in college whilst studying largely developed my organisation and time management skills that I use on a daily basis.
What advice would you provide to current residents to make the most out of their time on residence?
Firstly, to simply have fun! Being on college is such an incredible time for young adults to become more independent and meet new people. And secondly, to put yourself out there – whether that be leadership positions, training, workshops, volunteering at Open Day etc. Being involved in initiatives such as these is fantastic for professional development and, it looks great on your CV!