Amy Sturge was raised in Mount Pearl, NL, and completed an engineering degree in 2009 at Memorial University in ocean and naval architecture. Through work terms, Amy developed an interest in the Arctic and operating in harsh environments, and she chose to follow this path towards graduate studies and a career with INTECSEA Canada. Being able to work in Canada, Norway, and the United States for these work terms has allowed Amy to gain an appreciation for international collaboration and challenges while working in the Arctic.
Outside of work, Amy has developed a love for cooking and baking, and she enjoys traveling with her family and competing with rowing and figure skating teams.
Amy: To me, sustainability means having foresight in determining the impact of a project beyond completion. I think of sustainability on a personal level as well, in acknowledging that continuing education and improvement will enable long-term capability.
Amy: Throughout the past six years, I’ve been lucky to have mentors during work terms, studies, and my career, who have all been influential in the Arctic and ice engineering sector. Working with them has motivated me to become a motivated, hardworking, and creative thinker. Working with them has taught me how a person can have an impact in a sector.
Amy: Success means being proud of the work you’ve completed and gaining others’ trust in your abilities.
Amy: Diversified, energetic, and rewarding.
Amy: Find the job that suits you and don’t be scared to take a chance. There are so many opportunities in this industry, and as a young person, you shouldn’t settle for a job, but find the right placement for yourself. Enjoying where you work and what you’re doing is one of the most important factors.
Amy: A milestone for me has been being able to work in a sector that I am passionate about and can apply my knowledge and skills to projects that affect where I live.
Amy: Developing confidence in your knowledge when working on projects and being able to gain trust from your colleagues as a professional in this industry have been challenging.
Amy: Technology is involved in my everyday activities and thus has a substantial impact on my career. It’s what allows us to communicate with co-workers around the work instantly and gain access to information.
Amy: I find it hard to have a five-year outlook as things can change so quickly. I know I will continue to work in an environment that allows for personal and professional development.
Amy: No, I was not always interested in the energy sector. I had formed opinions about the industry prior to having worked in it. It wasn’t until I accepted a work term in Norway that I appreciated the connections between all disciplines to the energy industry, and how someone could be involved and be able to create change from within.
Amy: The diversity of the projects that occur and the ability to apply skills on a worldwide level. There are opportunities to work in any region around the world that have a part to play in the energy industry.
Amy: No specific role model, however, family, friends, and coworkers who have established careers for themselves are what drive me to succeed.
Amy: Energy is a lifeline to me. We are fueled on energy and every aspect of our day requires energy.
Amy: Instagram—I love seeing how people capture life through photography, but also Yelp. One of my favorite things to do is dining while travelling.
Amy: I think the Millennial Generation will continue to evolve the energy industry, and bring innovation in terms of where energy is sourced from and how we capture it.
Amy: Social media has become a powerful tool in terms of communication and connecting people to people. I sometimes forget the scale in which it is intertwined in our lives. I feel like most things start throughout social media these days, in terms of things going viral and becoming so popular.
Amy: I use Facebook to communicate to different groups that I am involved with, as well as twitter for news headlines, and daily specials for some of my favorite places to lunch.
Amy: I use LinkedIn and have joined groups through that medium to keep in the loop of information for the Arctic sector.
Amy: I have never used social recruiting, and am still a fan of people-to-people conversations for recruitment.
Amy: I stay passionate and love what I do simply because I am so interested in the Arctic and its evolution. There are still so many unknowns for this region, and there are exciting challenges to try to solve.
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