Sienna Robson joined WSP’s Client Development team after studying a Bachelor of Professional Communication and Public Relations at RMIT. At the heart of our business, the Client Development team is dedicated to placing the client experience at the forefront of everything we do. Their mission is to forge strong connections between our business and our most valued clients, utilising market insights to create engaging opportunities that strengthen, enhance, and expand these crucial relationships.
What do you enjoy the most about working at WSP?
The people and the culture. I get to work with such a diverse range of people with unique backgrounds. In a short period of time, I’ve learnt so much about how WSP is shaping our future cities, regions and communities, by just talking to various people in the office, especially because I do not come from an engineering background. I’ve also been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in different WSP offices and whilst I wasn’t sure what it’d be like being in a completely new environment, I quickly met many new people and even got to help with projects supporting client engagement and relationships that other regions are working on.
Sienna Robson and the current WSP Graduates at their induction
What was your dream job as a child?
My dream job as a child was to be a vet because I love all types of animals. As I grew older, I quickly realised that vets don’t just get to play with animals all day so I quickly decided that I wanted to tap into my creative side and find a role that would allow me to utilise my creative flare but also challenge me - hence why I ended up at WSP. Funnily enough, on my first day in the Melbourne office I got to play with seven-week-old rescue puppies! This was all organised by the social committee and I quickly learnt that WSP was definitely the place for me.
Sienna Robson playing with puppies in the Melbourne office and on graduation day with her parents
What is your favourite thing about being in the Melbourne office?
I really enjoy the ability to interact with so many different people in one day throughout the Melbourne office. I have found lots of opportunities to meet various people within the office, whether it’s through the grad program, a committee, in the Hub, or simply within my team. The ability to connect with colleagues over coffee, lunch, or post-work drinks with different people throughout the office is really great.
Who are your three ideal dinner party guests?
First one would have to be David Attenborough. Whilst I cry every single time I watch one of his documentaries, I am so fascinated by him and believe he could teach so much, especially about the decline of our planet’s biodiversity and his visions for the future. My second guest would have to be Ayrton Senna - it’s only fitting as he’s one of the reasons I’m named Sienna. I would love to hear more about his life and what inspired him to pursue his success in a Formula 1 career. The final guest would be Michelangelo. I love art and have always been intrigued by his work. He is one of the most creative and influential artists of all time, and his artwork demonstrated so much talent and physical realism. So, there’s three starkly different people I would love to have dinner with.
Sienna as a child with her brother and their puppies
What advice would you give to others who are contemplating our grad program?
Some simple advice would be, just apply. WSP quickly stood out to me because of the culture, values, and opportunities. I have loved every second of the grad program and am so happy I decided to pursue an opportunity that was out of my comfort zone.
Learn more about our graduate program here. Applications close across Australia on 30 April.