Graduates of the program have extensive engagement with industry, government, and private enterprise. This is achieved through interactive seminars, work-integrated internships, applied research projects with partner organisations, and numerous networking events and opportunities.
The OEP is involved in organising a number of sustainability-focused events, including World Environment Day and Science Week, connecting with staff, students, student groups, and external stakeholders, providing a forum to share best practice. Our award ceremonies bring together high achieving students with high-profile donors and OEP Alumni are vocal ambassadors for the program, participating in expo events and webinars and featuring in our marketing material.
We also compile a list of tips from our staff and students about leading sustainable households, workplaces, and communities.
If you would like to connect with the OEP, please contact us
Our Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB)
We are supported by a highly experienced Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB), comprised of representatives from industry, local government and not-for-profit sectors. Several of the board members are OEP alumni. The CIAB offers practical and immediate insights into current workforce trends and needs, as well as facilitating student interaction with their organisations and professional communities.
Community and Industry Advisory Board Members
General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Melbourne Water
Prof. John McKenzie, AM
Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the GEP, former Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne.
General Manager - Infrastructure and Development Services, Murrindindi Shire Council
Dr Chris Mitchell
Managing Director at Project Sea Dragon Pty Ltd
Prof. Brendan Gleeson
Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Prof. Aleks Owczarek
|Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science|
Dr Turlough Guerin
Chair, AG Institute of Australia
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services & EY Indigenous Reconciliation Leader (Ernst and Young)
EWB Challenge Program Coordinator, Engineers Without Borders Australia
|Former RIO Tinto Chief Advisor|
|Bush Heritage Australia|