Member Spotlight: Tessa McCarthy
GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries Alumni 2020
Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarship Winner 2020
“The GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries Programme gave me the confidence to enter a male-dominated career. I was able to take inspiration from the female guest speakers who have already paved the way for me in the primary industries which assured me that I can make a difference.
The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau Forestry scholarship provides me $32,000 over the course of my 4-year study but it also has so much more hidden value: each summer holidays I am guaranteed a paid internship. I have already met so many knowledgeable people in and around the forestry sector through the scholarship and will continue to do so through the internships. This allows me to network and builds relationships with others in the same field of study.
Before starting my tertiary study I knew that I wanted to study forestry, but there was always that fear of the unknown. Did I pick the right study path? What if I don’t like the course? But I love it! Forestry Science is such a fulfilling course for me. So my advice to you is to not let those thoughts of doubt deter you. Go out and become excited about studying!”