Leader of the future

Congratulations to Engineering student Meg Cummins who won the Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award at the Top100 Future Leaders Awards last night.

This is the second year a UOW Engineering student has won the award.

Meg was recognised for her commitment to community, including advocating for youth involvement and works toward UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

She was the youngest Deputy Chief Commissioner for Scouts NSW, striving to increase youth empowerment and represent the voice of youth both nationally and overseas.

Meg was instrumental in creating change in Rwanda as Project Manager in a Humanitarian Engineering project and lived in Borneo for a month to assist with maintenance in an Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

She also led UOW’s Desert Rose interior design team to produce a world class sustainable dementia-friendly house.

In her spare time, she helps to raise orphaned joey kangaroos.

About the Future Leaders Awards

The awards are recognised as one of Australia’s top future graduate talents.  Students are put through their paces and given a taste of a full graduate recruitment process – appearing in front of Australia’s top employers for interviews. The Top100 Awards is a truly unique experience to develop application skills, communication skills, and personal branding to give their career a head start before they even graduate.