Janelle Ireland

Project Manager

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Employability advocate. Collaborator. Nature-lover#

Janelle joins the School of Cybernetics in a 12-month project role from the College’s Employability and Experience team.

Janelle holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree and a postgraduate Diploma in Social Research Methods. After a few years of working within Federal government, Janelle’s passion for helping people, particularly students, drew her to the ANU Careers Centre where she spent many years providing career guidance, workshops and industry career events for students. With the increase in appetite for work-integrated learning and enhancing student employability at ANU, Janelle’s next roles involved establishing and leading Student Employability teams in the College of Business and Economics, and then the College of Engineering and Computer Science. In these roles Janelle led teams to support the delivery of internship and work-integrated learning programs, and fostered engagement between students, employers and alumni for enhanced graduate outcomes. Establishing close working relationships within ANU, and with industry partners and alumni has been central to Janelle’s achievements. Analytical and practical with a strong passion for developing and supporting those around her, Janelle gains immense satisfaction from collaborating with others to create best-practice programs, processes and outcomes that benefit others.

Janelle chooses to spend whatever spare time she finds with her family and enjoying the outdoors. Key highlights of a typical week include long walks and deep conversations with her teenager, creating a bird haven in her backyard and rediscovering the joys of tennis.

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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