Samantha Devlin

Double Bay, New South Wales

Careers guide, founder

Understanding that “you can’t be what you can’t see”, Samantha wants to open up a world of career possibilities for all young Australians. In a few short years, Samantha and her co-founder have grown a simple advice blog into a business that provides accessible careers education to high school students beyond our major cities. The Careers Department platform offers dozens of virtual work experience modules that enable users to get a sense of career options from the people working in them. Since 2018, it has reached 150,000 students, educators and parents online. Samantha is using her grant to develop new education modules to inform and inspire more students, particularly from rural and regional areas.