Sometimes HDR placements just work out well for everyone involved. In the case of PhD candidate Danielle Cave, School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences, the placement program worked as intended. She was able to gain useful industry experience while adding value to her host organisation.

Danielle took her placement at Procurement Australasia, who is a leader in negotiating and facilitating contracts for members and clients across the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. While there, she worked across four areas of the business: event planning, school canteen standards, social media & resources and recipes. Iain Birrell, Danielle’s placement supervisor at Procurement Australasia, said that Danielle exceeded their expectations, and her work was useful to them even after she left. “Danielle’s completed work will be communicated to our member organisations through EDMs, Blogs and Member Events.”

If you are a UQ HDR candidate and would like to explore your placement opportunities, attend an information session to learn more about the program.