If you were given seven minutes to talk to the next generation of graduates, what would you say?
In one of the greatest honours of my life I spoke to the UWA Masters of Professional Engineering Cohort of 2019, at their graduation last December.
I’ve worked alongside engineers all my career. I’m not an engineer, I am however the person they often come to speak to about work, and sometimes about life. I reflected on thirty years of conversations, and said there were three things I’d pick from many that could help them navigate a changing and sometimes uncertain world.
One, accept life will have ups and downs. Expect an interesting rather than a perfect life.
Two, be curious and ask lots of questions.
Three, play well with others.
The 7 min 20 second video of that speech is attached.