04 July, 2019 Old Michaelians

Beyond the School gates: Rebecca Fraser (OM 1989)

St Michael’s students choose many different pathways when they finish school, remaining connected to one another through our vibrant Old Michaelian network.

It is with pleasure that we are able to share the story of Rebecca Fraser (OM 1989), whose unique journey since leaving St Michael’s has led her to a successful career in Human Resources.

Rebecca is Head of Human Resources at Energy Australia where she is involved in every part of the organisation.

“I love the variety of my role, it’s a much more dynamic industry than I expected,” said Rebecca.

There are many interesting challenges such as the political landscape and its impact on our business through to trying to anticipate the effects of industry transition on our employees.Rebecca Fraser (OM 1989)

After finishing school, Rebecca took time to consider the possibilities available to her before choosing a career path.

“I had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished school, despite sessions with the careers counsellor,” she said. “I took a gap year where I lived in France, then completed a Bachelor of Arts, travelled for another year and finally found my way into Human Resources.”

Reflecting on her time at St Michael’s, it was the opportunities provided to students that Rebecca enjoyed most.

“Whether choosing to participate in every school activity or just a few, there were so many opportunities to explore,” she said.

Rebecca’s journey since leaving St Michael’s has provided her with valuable insight for current students.

“It doesn’t matter if you don’t have it all figured out when you finish school, be open to new experiences, take time to understand what you enjoy and you will find your way.”

Rebecca is connected with our Old Michaelian network on SMGS Generation, our exciting new online platform designed to benefit students, past and present, by providing opportunities to link their learning to the career skills and experience of our extensive parent and Old Michaelian network. Find out more and sign up at smgsgeneration.com.

A version of this article appeared in The Crest, the new St Michael’s Grammar School magazine. Read the first edition of The Crest here.