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Women Building Futures: Alumni Panel Member Announced: Mayuri Kulkarni

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We are very pleased to announce that Mayuri Kulkarni will be part of our Alumni Panel on the day. Mayuri will share her story with us on stage. Here is a snippet of Mayuri’s story:

An interview with Mayuri Kulkarni – Alumni of the Project Management Postgraduate degree.

Where are you working now?

“Property Services Group, RMIT University”

What is your role and what activities does your role entail on a daily basis?

“I am a construction project manager at RMIT Property Services Group. My job involves managing broad range of capital projects across all RMIT campuses.”

What was your favourite part of your degree?

“The program structure is extremely versatile and helps students to become industry­ ready by the time they graduate. Through practical coursework, site visits and case studies, I’ve learned so much, not just about project management but also related topics like sustainability and risk management.”

What do you like best about your role?

“My role is to manage wide range of projects that may involve internal refurbishments or civil works. As a project manager, I not only manage the project schedule & budget but also lead the project team of Architects, stakeholders and contractors to achieve positive outcomes.”

What attracted you to your role?

“Working for RMIT University was a great opportunity. I am exposed to wide range of projects varying significantly in its types and sizes. Every day is different and you learn a lot from practical experiences.”

What is most important to you when looking for a job?

“As a graduate, I was keen to have an exposure on wide range of projects in terms of value, type, locations etc to experience the real life project management practices.”

Tell us about your career journey so far.

“I see every day as an opportunity to learn something new and with every different project there are many important lessons you learn.”

Tell us about the challenges and triumphs you have faced as a female in a male-dominated industry

“Honestly, I haven’t experienced this so far. We cannot deny that at present construction is a male dominated industry but if you change your perspective everything will be bright and shining! Just be true to you, be yourself and follow your dreams.”

If you could say one thing to young females looking to enter the industry – what would it be?

“Let your buildings represent you!”

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Read more about the International Women’s Day event: Women Building Futures: Careers in Property, Construction and Project Management here:

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