Lauren Henley works as a Paediatric Audiologist at Australian Hearing (Moonee Ponds).
What are your strongest memories of your time at the University of Melbourne?
All the time I spent at Union House, and the café near the Swanston St tram stop.
What goals did you set yourself when you finished University and have you stuck to that plan?
After my audiology masters I wanted to work towards a senior paediatric audiology role in habilitation rather than diagnostics - so I can work with children and families over time. I now do this full time and enjoy building relationships with families and watching them grow and achieve their own goals.
What/who motivated you at University?
Great quality teaching staff and hardworking friends.
What advice do you have for current students?
You don't have to know exactly what you want - but you need to keep your eyes open. I literally found my dream career in a brochure in the mail.
What would you say is your greatest accomplishment since graduating?
I feel so much satisfaction in sharing the accomplishments of the families I work with. They come to us with little knowledge of hearing loss and fears for the future and I really enjoy supporting them through each stage. I also really enjoy leading a team of audiologists and educating others.
What does being successful mean to you?
External recognition is only a small part of what I consider to be success. For me, being successful is an internal process and is measured in achieving goals I have set for myself.