LETSON, Rebecca (nee Warnecke)


Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) / Bachelor of Management

Graduation year


Current position

Project Officer


Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

What are some of your career highlights?

Executive Officer - Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Membership Administration Officer - Geelong Football Club

Marketing Communications Officer - Baseball Victoria

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job

  • Assisting surgeons and trainees make a difference in people's lives
  • Organising conferences and events
  • Travel and experiencing new places
  • Juggling work and family life

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University of Ballarat?

  • The Fieldwork Program - it's the best way to ensure a job after graduation
  • The lecturers were all approachable
  • The strong sense of community both on campus and in town
  • Being known as "Trackies", the PE Society and the PE balls

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

  • Always give 100%. If you're not giving 100%, you're in the wrong job and maybe even the wrong industry
  • The learning never stops, however the number of group assignments reduces.
  • It's not the piece of paper you get, it's how you use your experiences and how you development networks that gets you where you want to be
  • Always remember to give something back in the form of volunteering, be it within sport or some other area of interest to you.