Alumna Charlotte Kitchin inspires students

IGS Alumna Charlotte Kitchin (2011) joined students from London via Zoom to discuss her passion for sustainability and walk students through her career journey so far.

Charlotte works for Lightsource BP, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects.

Charlotte told students that from a young age she always knew she wanted to work in the area of sustainability.

“When asked to reflect on her experience at IGS and how this shaped her career goals, she said that IGS equipped her with a global perspective thanks to the antipodeans and exchange opportunities that existed for students,” IGS Careers Advisor Amelia Phillips said.

Charlotte completed a Bachelor of Environment and Society at RMIT after two unfulfilling years doing a Bachelor of Resource Economics at USYD. When she moved to Melbourne and began her degree at RMIT she realised how important it is to love what you are studying without necessarily focusing on the outcomes.

“Sustainability is growing in importance across all industries, resulting in many opportunities for passionate young graduates to pursue a career with organisations looking to develop sustainable products and practices.

“One of the exciting elements of her role is the opportunity she has to learn, at the same time, imparting her knowledge and experience of sustainability to support positive change,” Amelia said.

Sustainability Leader Euan Thomas attended the Q&A where he was able to discuss with Charlotte how IGS is contributing to sustainability. They discussed IGS’s waste management initiative and earth hour activities.

IGS thanks Charlotte for taking the time to impart valuable career insights for our students.