School of Property, Construction & Project Management
An interview with Sanghamitra Banerjee (Mitra) – Alumni of the Master of Project Management.
Where are you working now?
What is your role and what activities does your role entail on a daily basis?
“Managing everything about digital projects”
What was your favourite part of your degree?
“Case-study based interactive classroom lecture. The teachers were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable”
What do you like best about your role?
“Managing end-to-end digital projects. Enjoying Project Management”
What attracted you to your role?
“Managing projects in the Health Industry in a NFP (non-for-profit) organisation”
What is most important to you when looking for a job?
“Challenges and exploring new areas in Project Management so that I can learn various aspects of the organisation and how it manages projects or lack thereof.”
Tell us about your career journey so far.
“Prior to completing my Masters I have already worked nationally and internationally managing small, medium to large size mainly IT and engineering projects. With my PRINCE 2 certification I was determined to complete my Masters in Project Management that helped me a lot to manage all kinds of projects with ease and with PMI concepts that was very helpful. I enjoy Project Management and I am going to further my studies in this area that requires interfacing with other concepts.”
Tell us about the challenges and triumphs you have faced as a female in a male-dominated industry
“I have hardly faced any challenges in the male-dominated industry that I have worked in Australia and abroad. I think you need to know your work well and communicate the same with confidence and you get the respect from anyone and everyone. I have never thought about gender issues but I have analysed any issues from the perspective of a person’s personality rather than from a gender perspective. So having a critical and an analytical mind helps rather then being judgemental based on the clichéd male and female gender biased issues”
If you could say one thing to young females looking to enter the industry – what would it be?
“Be brave go for it and don’t let gender issues bother you. The more you get into this gender issue loop the more you will feel incompetent and nervous. Get the knowledge, be passionate and you can do whatever you can.”
Anything else you would like to share?
“Follow RMIT’s mission statement “Be true to you””