Securing an Industry Internship: Uncovering Career Pathways in MedTech is organised by the Victorian Medtech Skills and Devices Hub with assistance from our collaborators and industry partners in the Victorian MedTech sector.
Ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students considering a career in medical technology, this free event will help prepare students to take the first step towards a rewarding career in Victoria’s growing MedTech sector.
Consisting of presentations from industry experts and a panel discussion from graduates and alumni, this tightly focused two-hour workshop will introduce attendees to opportunities to explore potential internship pathways and gain real-world work experience in the industry.
Experienced MedTech professionals and academics will present on the range of internship programs available to students, the value of a well-chosen internship for your career, and strategies that students can use to secure an internship – highlighting the soft skills leading MedTech employers are looking for in interns and graduates.
A panel of students, graduates, and working professionals will also share stories from their internships, taking attendees through how they found their placement, what they gained from the experience, and how it has shaped their career paths. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and identify the internships and career paths available for pursuit.
Professor Andrea O’Connor: Professor O'Connor is Co-Director of the Victorian Medtech Skills and Devices Hub, Shanahan Chair in Frontier Medical Solutions, and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at UOM and ACMD, where she leads the Tissue Engineering Group in the University of Melbourne Biomedical Engineering Department.
Andrew Batty: Andrew is an experienced MedTech CEO and Executive Director, leading the Lincoln Consulting Group (LCG), Cerebral Therapeutics, iFix Medical, and VividWhite. He brings over 25-years’ experience in the healthcare sector where he has developed, executed and managed business strategies with companies to commercialise innovative and emerging technologies.
Shehan Wisidagama: Shehan is a Research and Development Engineer at Navi Medical Technologies. Following his graduation from the University of Melbourne Masters of Biomedical Engineering program, he is currently supporting the Navi team to develop FDA breakthrough medical devices targeting neonatal and paediatric monitoring of catheter placements.