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.
As a member of the Telstra Unconference organising committee, it was really great to see our first event of 2021 in April go so well.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our First Nations peoples. I personally value this time to think about and celebrate my own accomplishments, and the accomplishments of those in my immediate circle and local community.
I’ve struggled throughout my life with what it means to be Indigenous, and I don’t always know whether to introduce myself as Aboriginal or not. It’s common for people to lump Indigenous people together, but the differences between us can be vast.
My experience as a Telstra employee has been great though. I think there’s a good balance here between supporting Indigenous employees, while also treating them to the same as other employees.
After completing my university degree, I was still not exactly sure where I wanted to take my career. But when I heard about Telstra's Graduate Program, I did a bit of research into its many benefits and pathway options.
I decided to apply because it was encouraging to know that the Program provides graduates with the chance to broaden their experiences and explore different avenues.