South East Queensland

Students and Early Careers Network

Students and Early Careers Network

The Students and Early Careers Professionals (SECP) Network is an informal group set up to help share information between environmental students and young professionals in South East Queensland.

The network is open to all environmental students and young professionals. You don't need to be an EIANZ member to join, but there are added benefits if you are an EIANZ member.

An environmental student is any person who is a student, irrespective of age, studying or interested in environmental matters.

An environmental young professional is any person, working in any aspect of the environment industry, who is under 30 years of age or has less than 5 years of working experience.

Benefits of joining the SECP Network

  • Invitations to fun and informative events specifically designed for SECPs such as career events, casual social networking events
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other SECPs studying or working in the environment industry
  • Opportunities to contribute and share information about environmental issues such as policy, practice and professional certification.

Additional benefits for EIANZ members include:

  • A Mentoring Program where you can build a relationship and receive advice from an environmental professional to enhance your career prospects and knowledge of the environment industry
  • A chance to contribute to the direction of the Institute by having your voice heard at SEQ Division Committee meetings
  • Financial discounts to EIANZ events

How can I get involved?

There are two ways to get involved:


In order to take advantage of the benefits offered by the SECP Network you need to register. Registration is free.

Download the registration form.

Help Out

If you are looking for ways to get more involved with your professional association, the SECP Network is always looking for helping hands to coordinate events, share ideas and assist with our various professional development activities. This is also a great opportunity to meet other key players in the Institute and gain valuable experience and knowledge about the environment industry.

What's on?

Guest speaker: Jane Lowney, Manager Resources, Engineering, Construction and Supply at Robert Walters.

Jane will be speaking on:

  • How to have an effective mentoring relationship; and
  • Goal setting and identifying skills gaps

There is no cost to attend this breakfast for Mentors! Click here to register.

Make sure you've submitted your Expression of Interest before booking for the breakfast.

Have you benefited from the guidance of a senior environmental professional during your career? Now is your chance to return the favour and share your experience and knowledge! Or would you like the chance to benefit from the experience and knowledge of a well-established professional in your career journey? Get a jump start with their guidance!

What can you expect from the program:

  • Structured mentor and mentee pairing
  • Introductory networking breakfast with guest speakers
  • Tools to track meetings and establish goals
  • Catered mid and end of year events with guest speaker
  • Professional development points

If you are interested in the becoming part of EIANZ SEQ Division Mentoring Program please register your interest by emailing

Also, don't forget to complete the Mentor/Mentee Survey. Click here to access it.