Engineering Graduate Shivani Rulyan likes to challenge herself. This explains why she added to her education after completing a Bachelors of Electronics and Communication with a Master of Engineering Science in Electrical and Electronics at Swinbourne University.  

It is also why she wanted to join Ventia’s Graduate Program, which would give her the chance to work across a diverse array of contracts and industries.

“Often with graduate programs you are working in a company that is focused on one sector,” Shivani says. “Like if it is a power company you will get all the rotations in the same field. Same with railway and transport companies.”

I thought as a grad I will be better off in getting diverse experience across a company like Ventia

Finding joy and purpose in her work

Shivani was always clear that she wanted to make a difference in her work. 

“At first, when I was about 12 years old, I wanted to be a doctor,” she says. “My older brother is a role model for me, and when he studied engineering, I thought that was something I’d like to do.” 

“I want people to know me by my work.” 

As well as doing good, Shivani aspires to enjoy her work. 

“One should do what they find interesting,” she says. “I live by this mantra.” 

The power of connections

Her advice to other graduates is to be yourself, have confidence and be proactive. 

To her, the best part of being a graduate at Ventia is the connections she’s making. 

“Networking with various people across the business, has been great,” Shivani says.

I have had exposure to various teams and find it easy to approach people because everyone is so friendly and helpful

Shivani is definitely doing something right, as she took home a Telecommunications Work Recognition award for her achievements, having achieved 100% on time performance against her KPIs for the NBN ODM project (Tasmania). 

“That has been my proudest moment so far,” she says. 

If you’re interested in exploring graduate opportunities with Ventia, visit our Graduate Careers page below. Applications for the 2025 program open 1 July 2024.