Jasmine Whitten from Hughenden in Queensland receives a 2015 Horizon Scholarship supported by the Australian Egg Corporation. Jasmine is studying a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England. While Jasmine is especially interested in animal industries, she is also keen to use the scholarship to gain experience in a number of industries and increase her networks.
Jasmine has spent her entire life surrounded by agriculture, with her family involved in sheep and cattle enterprises.
“I have been involved in farming for most of my life – my family has always had commercial beef cattle and I have had a keen interest in agricultural subjects and extracurricular activities at school,” Jasmine said.
Jasmine has a strong desire to promote agriculture to a wider audience and hopes the Horizon Scholarship can help her develop into an agricultural youth ambassador.
“By taking part in the Horizon Scholarship I hope I can act as a role model to other young students who wish to have a career in agriculture,” Jasmine said.
With the 16 weeks practical work experience required to graduate from Rural Science, it will be hard to juggle the financial pressures of university and complete work placements that offer a wide range of experiences with various companies.”
I would thoroughly enjoy being able to travel and experience many different industries and I will use Horizon to facilitate that,” Jasmine explains.
Jasmine is also keen to utilise the Horizon Scholarship network to attend professional development workshops and the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders.
Sponsor: Australian Egg Corporation