School of Property, Construction & Project Management
We are very pleased to announce that Enriqueta Palenge Dalton will be part of our Alumni Panel on the day. Enri will share her story with us on stage. Here is a snippet of Enri’s story:
An interview with Enriqueta Palenge Dalton – Alumni of the Project Management postgraduate degree.
Where are you working now?
“Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, VCAA”
What is your role and what activities does your role entail on a daily basis?
“Project Manager. My role requires management of projects within Student Records and Results units. Projects may include development , enhancement and user acceptance testing of external and internal corporate databases andresults service website.”
What was your favourite part of your degree?
“It was the learning and sharing of expertise that I enjoyed most. Also, meeting different people with different skill sets, coming from numerous industries. “
What do you like best about your role?
“Getting people together in a meeting room, resolving complex issues, seeing that everyone has a different view and the sharing and learning experience it brings. Seeing how other people approach the problem and learning from their experience and expertise”
What attracted you to your role?
“The combination of understanding government guidelines and policy and how its fits into its technical implementation and meeting stakeholders expectations as much as possible”
What is most important to you when looking for a job?
“The balance between work and family life.”
Tell us about your career journey so far.
“I have been in so many fields. Completed my BS in Chemistry, Diploma in Education and worked as a Maths & Science teacher both in the Philippines and in the South Pacific ( Samoa & American Samoa). Then I have moved into the Information Technology field and completed my degree in IT. Work as a programmer, then currently into a Project Manager role. Hence I have completed my Masters course. I had a pleasure of working and helping other via volunteer work overseas and locally.”
Tell us about the challenges and triumphs you have faced as a female in a male-dominated industry
“I have worked in both male & female dominated industry and not experience any challenges. I find that in male-dominated industries men are a bit protective in their domain but eager to assist when needed.”
If you could say one thing to young females looking to enter the industry – what would it be?
“Masters of Project Management brings all your skills together. The thinking of management allows you to even manage your day-to-day activities even with or without projects the thinking and skills is there for you to use.”
Anything else you would like to share?
“For young women seek your heart, your passion and lead. Be generous with your time to others and learn from them. Where your heart is , there where your happiness will be.”
Read more about the International Women’s Day event: Women Building Futures: Careers in Property, Construction and Project Management here: