- Job title: Coastcare Victoria Graduate Officer, Barwon South West
- University: University of Melbourne
- University courses: Bachelor of Science and Master of BioScience
What a typical working day looks like for Laura
Wake up, make a coffee and some breakfast and tuck into a book for the hour.
I focus better with no distractions, so early morning is when I get some coding done! This will involve cleaning datasets, running preliminary analysis or producing some data products.
Meet with my team to get an update on the week’s priorities. During working from home, its also a great opportunity to socialise and catch up.
Focus time: work on a key project that I’m supporting with, for example, preparing spatial data for visualisation online, edit reports, and write guides or summary documents.
Lunch time – working from home means I can make a healthy, fresh meal and try get some outdoor time in the sunshine!
Focus time again: continue working on key projects, maybe scheduling a meeting to brainstorm with a co-worker about some work.
Online meeting with co-workers to discuss a data service product we are producing for the public. It involves identifying workflows, automation processes and our individual roles in the coming week.
Dedicate some time to work on my learning and development: I’ve enrolled in a python and SQL short course, so I’ll write up some code for an assignment. This helps me improve my data analysis skills for my work.
Wrap up any last pieces of work, check my emails and send off responses, write up my to-do list for the next day.
Clock off! Quickly jump into exercise. Depending on the day, I’ll either go to dance class, yoga, go surfing or the gym.
Cook up some dinner – I love cooking as a way to destress after a busy day, particularly sharing it with housemates. Otherwise I’ll go out to grab a bite to eat with some friends.
Settle into one of my favourite hobbies – I like taking some time to get artsy as my work role is quite analytical, so I will do some watercolour painting, some sketching or practising playing the banjo.
Before bed every night I journal. It really helps me to slow down, take time to reflect on my day and be grateful for my favourite parts.
Go to bed, I need my 9 hours 😊
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