Finding direction

When her school’s career coordinator suggested a cadetship program with VU and the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), Demi Djemal discovered a whole new world – and career path – in logistics.

VU’s cadetship program gave me the opportunity to work full-time and study on a monthly basis, which enabled me to acquire industry experience and theory-based knowledge. Being able to link theory with practice has been invaluable.

Based at DP World Australia, I helped create a Vessel Safety Inspection booklet containing a series of images that portray how a vessel should and shouldn’t look from a safety perspective when arriving at our terminal. It’s been recognised by all the safety departments in DP World Australia and is now used across all terminals nationwide!

Recently my old high school invited me to speak about my experience in the logistics industry at their Careers Day. I was also invited to present at VTA’s Networking Night, where I spoke to a large corporate audience about my achievements in the cadetship program and my journey so far.

Today I am more confident and educated than ever before. My achievements wouldn’t have been possible without VU’s cadetship program, which makes me truly grateful for the amazing opportunities I have received.

Course studied

Bachelor of Business, majoring in Supply Chain and Logistics Management