The CareerTrackers program places talented Indigenous university students into organisations where they can build workplace experience and develop their careers. Jyden’s enthusiasm and passion has been inspiring and the Commission has been thrilled to introduce him to life in the NSW Public Sector. Here’s what Jyden has to say about his time with us:
"Hi, my name is Jyden-Wayne Towney I am a student from Western Sydney University studying a Bachelor of Social Science and I am also a proud member of the CareerTrackers program. I first joined the program in September last year and it has been a life changing experience. It has made a huge contribution to my professional and personal development.
I started interning with the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) in November 2019. I’ve been working with two teams within the GSC, the Western Sydney Growth Infrastructure Compact team and the Communications and Engagement team. Throughout my internship I have been involved in projects, collaboration groups, meetings, panel discussions and more. There have been many highlights throughout my internship with the GSC; I really enjoyed being a part of the Western Sydney GIC program, the Aboriginal culture review project and meeting the youth panellists to discuss women’s safety and the future of Greater Sydney.
The GSC was my first experience in a corporate organisation and it has been an amazing learning experience. I have gained so much knowledge and built skills that will help me succeed in my university studies, professional life and personal life. As I look back on my internship, I am proud to say I was an intern at the Greater Sydney Commission."