Miranda’s Story

Miranda Mahoney

Excited to see what the future holds

In November 2020, Miranda Mahoney graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Miranda attributes her interest in engineering to attending IAES as a Year-12 student, saying it opened my eyes to the possibilities of an engineering career.

“Studying engineering wasn’t easy for me,” Miranda explains. “I failed two courses and took five instead of the ‘typical’ four years to complete my degree. Despite this, I found great support in the community of like-minded engineers in my courses and the staff at CareerTrackers, an Indigenous internship program I participated in during my degree.”

“After interning with the waste management team at AECOM from 2016 until 2020, AECOM offered me a role as a Graduate Civil Engineer and I began my career in February 2021,” Miranda says. “Working as a graduate is challenging and exciting. I learn new skills every day. Being a part of a consulting firm has given me the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects, a few of which have outcomes to help Indigenous communities. I have enjoyed my engineering journey so far and am very excited to see what the future holds.”