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Woodside pioneered the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in Australia more than 30 years ago. Now, we're leading the industry's digital transformation.

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About Woodside

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Woodside pioneered the LNG industry in Australia more than 30 years ago. Now, we're leading the industry's digital transformation.

We have an outstanding base business of world-class assets and strong growth prospects – plus the experience, capability and vision to make things happen. As Australia’s premier LNG operator, we produce 6% of global LNG supply. Our producing LNG assets in the north west of Australia are among the world’s best facilities, renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency. We are creating an integrated LNG production centre on the Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Our exploration plan focuses on established, emerging and future growth hubs in Australia, Myanmar, Senegal, Gabon, Peru and Bulgaria.

Wherever we work, we are committed to upholding our values of integrity, respect, discipline, excellence, working sustainably and working together.

Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. Today, we are pioneering remote support and the application of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics in our business. Technology also features in Mia Yellagonga, our state-of-the-art campus in Perth, Western Australia. Mia Yellagonga has a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and a variety of workspace choices.

We will play our part in the global response to climate change by continuing to provide reliable and sustainable energy in a lower-carbon future. Our contribution includes reducing and managing our own emissions, and developing new markets for LNG to displace higher-emissions fuels.

Our success is driven by our people, and we aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce.

We’ve been recruiting and developing students and graduates for more than 30 years, and we’re proud to be rated as a top-ten employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers. We recognise the value of connecting with students earlier in their studies through our summer vacation, professional development and graduate programs.

Our Graduate Program

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More opportunities, earlier in your career

Woodside’s Graduate Development Program plays an important role in building our long-term technical and leadership capabilities. We’ve refined our approach to graduate development over more than 30 years to ensure Woodside graduates reach professional independence in an industry-leading timeframe. We’re proud to be recognised as one of Australia’s top graduate employers.

Woodside’s three-year, competency-based program offers experiences and opportunities to develop both your technical and leadership skills, including:

  • Rotational assignments - both within and outside your discipline
  • Site visits to our plants in Karratha, Western Australia
  • Extensive on-the-job training
  • Structured business and technical development
  • Individual technical mentors and graduate buddies
  • A proactive and dynamic graduate community, as well active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies.
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Heavily subsidised gym membership
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions, and a generous health insurance allowance.

Woodside is an increasingly inclusive and diverse company. No matter your field or background, you share the same values we do – and you can demonstrate it.

We know developing and growing our people is key to achieving our company growth plans. Our size and pace means more opportunities, earlier in your career.

Eligibility

We look for innovators and passionate problem solvers from wide range of degrees. Try our new tool to match your degree with our graduate disciplines, and find the best fit for you.

We encourage applications from both domestic and international students in their final year of study at an Australian university, or who have graduated within the past two years.

How to apply

Applications for our graduate program open in February each year. Successful applicants join us the following February and need to have completed their studies by this time.

Please note we only accept applications online via our website

Our Internship Program

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Shape your career

Our summer vacation programs are a chance for us to get to know you, and for you to apply your growing knowledge to our business.

We’ve been recruiting and developing students and graduates for more than 30 years, and we’re proud to be rated as a top-ten employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers. We recognise the value of connecting with students earlier in their studies.

We look for innovators and passionate problem solvers from wide range of degrees. Try our new tool to match your degree with our graduate disciplines, and find the best fit for you.

Our Summer Vacation Program

Our program runs full-time for 12 weeks (4 weeks for Accounting students), and we offer:

  • Extensive on-the-job training, where we pay you for real, meaningful work 
  • Early consideration for our 2021 Graduate Development Program, so you can line up a job before you complete your studies
  • Access to a vibrant community of students and recent graduates. You'll have a dedicated current graduate as a go-to support person while you're on the program
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies.

We aim for a smooth transition to Woodside's Graduate Development Program, which plays an important role in building our long-term technical and leadership capabilities.

For this program, we encourage applications from both domestic and international students in their penultimate year of study.

Our Indigenous Summer Vacation Program

Woodside is proud to participate in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. As such, we provide work placements to eligible candidates through our Indigenous Summer Vacation Program and this plays an important role in building our long-term technical and leadership capabilities.

Our program runs full-time for 12 weeks (4 weeks for Accounting students), and we offer:

  • Extensive on-the-job training, where we pay you for real, meaningful work
  • Early consideration for our 2021 Graduate Development Program, so you can line up a job before you complete your studies
  • Access to a vibrant community of students and recent graduates. You'll have a dedicated current graduate as a go-to support person while you're on the program
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies.

For this program, we encourage applications from students who identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are accepted as such by the community in which they live, or have lived. You can be in any year of study in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and, if you're enrolled full-time, you may eligible for additional funding.

Our Myanmar and Timor-Leste Professional Development Programs

A placement within our one of our Professional Development Programs will provide Myanmar and Timor-Leste nationals currently enrolled full-time at an Australian university with valuable experience of working within a fast growing, multi-disciplined organisation.

Our Professional Development Programs run full-time for 12 weeks and you will be given the opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks in a dynamic environment that will provide:

  • 12 weeks’ paid work experience that will allow you to make Woodside and broader industry contacts.
  • Career development skills.
  • Technical, business and personal skills training. 
  • Access to a vibrant community of students and recent graduates. You'll have a dedicated current graduate as a go-to support person while you're on the program.
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies.

For this program, we offer positions to motivated and talented Myanmar and Timor-Leste nationals currently enrolled full time at an Australian university (undergraduate or post-graduate degree), who want to undertake solid, meaningful work experience over the 12 week summer break in various engineering and non-technical disciplines.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have a valid right to live, work and study in Australia. A copy of documentation evidencing this must be provided and must be valid for the full duration of the program.

How to apply for our summer vacation programs

Applications for all our summer vacation programs open in July each year. Successful applicants join us the following November for 12 weeks.

Please note we only accept applications online via our website

Science and Technology

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Digital (Information Management, Information Technology and Information Systems)

As a graduate in Woodside’s Information Solutions and Services (IS&S) team, you will be dedicated to the delivery and support of information technology solutions and the provision of information management services that enable Woodside’s business to operate. Roles are challenging and diverse, with the opportunity to touch on all aspects of Information Technology and Information Management, including systems analysis, application development, information security, business intelligence, enterprise content management and infrastructure provisioning. Graduates from a wide range of courses including Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering commerce, business, science, mathematics or arts degree may consider a role within IS&S as we are seeking to develop analysts with diverse skill sets and a strong business and customer focus.

Environmental Science

Graduates in the Environment area will be part of a team that work together to provide Woodside with strategic leadership, direction and technical knowledge required to manage environmental performance. Opportunities are varied and may include roles in project approvals and environmental impact assessment, environmental management of seismic, drilling, construction, commissioning and operations activities, as well as functional roles setting internal standards and direction.

Geomatics

Geomatics is the discipline covering the acquisition, management, analysis and delivery of geospatial information. This covers the fields of surveying, GIS, geospatial data management, cartography, remote sensing, and geodesy. Within Woodside, Geomatics is responsible for planning, executing and managing surveys, the provision of positioning services, the management and usage of geospatial information and technology across the company, as well as providing geodetic advice. Geomatics works across the entire hydrocarbon exploration and production lifecycle due to its critical dependency on geospatial data.

Geoscience

Geoscientists at Woodside will be involved in exploring for oil and gas in the sub-surface and working with engineers to develop resulting discoveries. Geoscientists in Woodside use seismic data and geological data acquired while drilling to carry out regional studies, asset-based exploration and development of discovered hydrocarbons. Geoscientists also work in a range of specialist technology groups, responsible for acquisition, processing and quantitative analysis of seismic data, characterisation, prediction and sequence stratigraphy of reservoirs, hydrocarbon charge modelling and structural interpretation.

Engineering

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Civil and Structural Engineering

At Woodside, Civil and Structural Engineering encompasses the disciplines of Civil, Geotechnical, Metocean and Structural (onshore; nearshore and port infrastructure; and offshore structures).

Civil Engineers are involved with support of maintenance of Woodside’s existing operating facilities in our onshore processing plants and facilities. Civil Engineers are also involved with development of process plant layouts, location and site selection assessments, definition of enabling and logistics support infrastructure for construction of facilities.

Geotechnical Engineers are responsible for ensuring that the soil/rock interaction with Woodside’s onshore, nearshore and offshore infrastructure is appropriately safe and cost-effective. Geotechnical Engineers work across the opportunity lifecycle, from exploration, development, construction, production and decommissioning. This involves desk study, scoping the collection of geotechnical and geophysical site investigation data, geotechnical site characterisation, management of contractors and assurance of their work. Geotechnical Engineers interface closely with a range of other disciplines including Geohazards Analysts, Offshore and Onshore Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers as well as Drilling, Subsea and Pipelines and GeoTechnical Operations (GTO).

Metocean Engineers are responsible for establishing robust, extreme, and operating criteria for all developments and producing assets to ensure safe offshore operations for Woodside. Metocean Engineers work across the opportunity lifecycle, from exploration, development, construction, production and decommissioning and execute numerical modelling and field measurement campaigns to deliver the required criteria. Metocean Engineers interface closely with a range of other disciplines including Offshore and Onshore Structural Engineers as well as Drilling, Subsea and Pipelines and Seismic Acquisition.

Onshore Structural Engineers are involved with support of maintenance of Woodside’s existing operating facilities in both the onshore processing plants, and the nearshore jetty and wharf facilities. The onshore Structural Engineers are also involved with planning of marine facilities for Greenfield projects and technology development associated with modularisation designs for onshore facilities.

Offshore Structural Engineers are responsible for managing and provide technical input into the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of Woodside’s offshore structures. This includes substructures similar to the North Rankin B jacket and topside processing structures on fixed and floating facilities. Structural Engineers integrate geotechnical, metocean, process, mechanical, safety and environmental requirements to deliver an offshore structure which is buildable, functional and reliable.

Drilling and Completions

The Drilling and Completions function (D&C) accepts candidates from all engineering disciplines. We design and construct Woodside's well assets to maximise the value of hydrocarbon production from oil and gas reservoirs. The dynamic work environment in D&C will provide graduates the opportunity to extend their professional development through experience with engineering design, wellsite operations and contract management for high value activities. A position in D&C provides opportunities for both office based and offshore drilling rig assignments, and is a heavily team oriented work environment.

Environmental Engineering

Within Woodside, Environmental Engineers play an essential role in identifying and managing environmental risk across Woodside's assets throughout their full life cycle. You will be the interface between external stakeholders (regulators, government organisations, local communities etc.) and the project development effort, ensuring Woodside's proposed developments meet with broad stakeholder acceptance. The work focuses on concept design and specification; preparation of scopes of work; inputting into basis of design documents; support of environmental approvals and stakeholder engagement processes; managing technical studies; advice and verification during detailed design, construction and operations; and maintenance of engineering standards.

Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Engineering (ICE)

As a graduate in the ICE engineering disciplines, you will work in a multi-disciplinary engineering team and will be primarily responsible for front line engineering support for instrumentation, control systems and electrical systems on Woodside's onshore and offshore operating facilities. Such support will include troubleshooting, investigation and optimisation of equipment and work processes to maximise longer-term integrity and availability of the facilities.

Materials, Inspection and Corrosion Engineering

As a Materials Engineer, you can expect to get involved in materials selection, corrosion engineering and integrity management across Woodside’s assets. You will play a critical role in ensuring safe and reliable operation of our producing facilities throughout their lifecycle by ensuring the selection of appropriate materials, effective management of corrosion and the implementation of optimised inspection strategies. Involvement in these activities will be both challenging and rewarding and will expose you to the many technical issues faced by our producing onshore, offshore and subsea assets and to those associated with the development of new facilities.

Mechanical Engineering

As a global focused upstream and downstream production company with both offshore and onshore facilities, there are a wide variety of opportunities for mechanical engineering graduates covering the breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline. These include regular opportunities for travel to operational sites, troubleshooting problems on static and rotating equipment, optimising the plant and process, participating in the overhaul of major equipment, developing detailed scope of work documents, managing contracts, liaising with vendors, conducting feasibility studies, and participating in major design projects.

Naval Architecture/ Marine Engineering

Naval Architects manage all structural, stability, motion and mooring related issues associated with Woodside’s current and future fleet of Floating Production Systems (e.g. FPSOs) and are also integral to maintaining Class and Marine Statutory compliance. Naval architects are also involved with mooring of drilling rigs and all aspects of offshore installation, construction and decommissioning operations. You will have the opportunity to get exposure to numerous parts of Woodside’s business.

Marine Engineers manage Marine systems including, propulsion, steering, cargo, ballast, steam, Lifeboats and Lifesaving equipment for our existing and future fleet of Floating Production Systems (e.g. FPSOs) for the full life cycle of the facilities from concept design through to operations and decommissioning, continually ensuring compliance with all Marine Statutory and Class requirements. You will have the opportunity to get exposure to numerous parts of Woodside’s business.

We aim for highest efficiency and quality in all we do.

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineers contribute to the effective management of Woodside’s oil and gas fields during appraisal, development, and throughout operation. Our Petroleum Engineers recommend reservoir appraisal programs, optimise reservoir drainage plans and monitor reservoir performance throughout field life. They assess new opportunities for producing reservoirs and optimise flow through Woodside’s integrated production systems to maximise value. A typical day in the life of a graduate Petroleum Engineer at Woodside might range from running dynamic reservoir simulations, travelling offshore to support a well testing campaign or supporting plant operators to implement production start-up and optimisation plans. Our engineers are encouraged to gain experience in diverse areas such as well engineering, subsea and pipelines, commercial and corporate affairs to enhance their career development.

Process/Chemical Engineering

Process engineers at Woodside have the opportunity to support two LNG processing plants based in Karratha, WA, or to support one of several offshore oil or gas facilities. Process engineers have the opportunity to be involved in the conceptual and detailed design, installation, commissioning and startup of new projects – both onshore and offshore. Process Engineers are also sought out to support many other areas of the business where their general engineering skills can be used to improve the way the business works.

Safety and Risk Engineers

Safety risk engineers at Woodside come from various engineering disciplines and interface widely with other engineers and management to ensure that safety is adequately considered in the design of facilities. This discipline provides an opportunity to gain breadth of experience as well as strong communication and influencing skills. Safety risk engineers support all phases of our assets’ lifecycles from new technology evaluation and concept development through to operations and decommissioning and have a key role in liaising with government regulatory authorities. Typical activities that graduates may participate in include safety focused design workshops; risk-based decision making; safety system design; fire, explosion, and gas dispersion analysis; qualitative and quantitative risk assessments; safety case development; human factors engineering and process safety performance management.

Subsea and Pipelines

The Subsea and Pipelines (SSPL) function manages Woodside’s extensive network of subsea and pipeline infrastructure. SSPL supports all phases of asset life cycle from assessing development opportunities, executing projects, and operating and maintaining producing assets. As a graduate engineer in the SSPL function, you will be exposed to all the technical disciplines within subsea and pipelines engineering, with involvement in activities including project management, engineering, construction and technical support to operations. You will be faced with many unique and interesting challenges, which may include working in deep water with remotely operated vehicles, managing asset integrity with high pressure and temperature well stream fluids, or working with new and emerging technologies in the subsea market.

Business and Corporate

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Commercial

The Commercial & Trading Function supports value creation and value delivery activities in Woodside, including investment analysis, exploration transactions, equity transactions, project agreements, joint venture management, product sales and trading and shipping-related transactions. As a graduate in the Commercial & Trading Function you will receive broad business exposure and the opportunity to contribute to the identification, development and execution of business opportunities through strategy development, investment & market analysis and the negotiation, award and management of contracts.

Contracting & Procurement

The Contracting & Procurement function supports value creation and delivery across Woodside by managing third-party spend. As a graduate in the C&P function, you will receive broad business exposure and development opportunities throughout the contracting lifecycle – Strategy and Planning, Execution and Award, and Contract and Supplier Management. As a graduate, you will be involved in various C&P roles across the different functions and business units.

Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Affairs function supports Woodside’s reputation as a socially responsible operator. Woodside engages with stakeholders and communities wherever we are active. The team manages a diverse range of areas including government relations, media and communications, community relations, indigenous affairs, social investment and sustainability reporting. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain experience in these areas.

Finance and Accounting

The Woodside Finance function provides financial business partnering, financial management and accounting support to Woodside's business. As a finance graduate you will annually rotate through the finance function to build your knowledge of the various aspects of finance and of the Woodside business including Management, Financial and Statutory Accounting, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Systems and Processes accounting activities. Finance graduates are an integral part of our finance community and the graduate program is designed to lay the foundations for a long and successful career with Woodside.

Health and Safety

Woodside is committed to excellent Health and Safety performance, with an aspiration to achieve top quartile global health and safety performance. Our Health and Safety graduates and vacation students work in a world class environment that encompasses the full Oil and Gas lifecycle, from Exploration to Decommissioning (and everything in between). You will be working within supportive teams and mentored in a range of disciplines such as human factors, process safety, occupational health, occupational hygiene, and health and safety. We are looking for motivated and innovative new talent to help us take our health and safety performance to the next level in a changing world.

Human Resources

The HR function partners with the business to drive engaged and enabled people to deliver Woodside’s strategic direction. As a graduate in the Human Resources function you will receive broad opportunities to be involved in; policy and remuneration, recruitment, employee relations, leadership and capability development and performance management.

Logistics

Logistics Analysts have an opportunity to effect change through innovation and continual improvement in the dynamic oil and gas industry. The Logistics function safely, effectively and efficiently provide services across Woodside to ensure movement of people and materials are delivered to where they are needed. You will be challenged to provide logistics solutions for offshore, onshore, subsea, drilling and major projects for both our Australian as well as international operations. You will learn from experienced industry leaders, and play an integral role in a global logistics networks that encompasses aviation, marine, materials and facilities management.

Quality

As a Graduate in the Quality area, which is part of the companies larger HSEQ function, you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of discipline areas from Contracting, Procurement and Engineering through to Project Execution and Operations, potentially in onshore, offshore or international environments. The Quality team support the company's strategic direction by developing and implementing quality plans that recognise and mitigate risk whilst driving improvement. Developing and applying schemes of surveillance inspection, validation and verification to support regulatory and company requirements is a key aspect of this role, along with ensuring that quality management systems of suppliers have been deployed effectively.

Risk and Compliance

The Governance, Risk and Compliance team supports Woodside’s strategic direction by helping business areas manage their risk, comply with the law and implement fit for purpose processes. Our graduates and vacation students work in a world class environment that encompasses the full oil and gas life cycle. You will be working within supportive teams and mentored in a range of disciplines, such as enterprise risk, regulatory compliance, management systems, assurance and change management. We aim to build on your technical experience and further develop your capabilities in stakeholder engagement, communication, interpersonal, analytical, integration and influencing with impact skills

Sales, Trading and Shipping

The Sales, Trading and Shipping function optimises revenue from Woodside’s portfolio, protects returns from existing investments and provides sufficient revenue certainty to underpin future investments. We do this by securing customers for Woodside’s hydrocarbons in established and emerging markets. Graduates in our function have the opportunity to rotate through the different areas that we specialise in, namely the marketing and trading of Woodside’s (and some third parties’) hydrocarbons to customers and the transportation and operational delivery our global hydrocarbon portfolio, as well as business development activities to capture competitively advantaged positions in new LNG and gas markets.

Security and Emergency Management

Graduates in security and emergency management (S&EM) work with the business to support the strategic direction, KPIs and business processes required to manage emergency and crisis prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR). In a continually changing risk environment S&EM work with the business to build resilience against foreseen and unforeseen events through the development of plans and procedures and the delivery of training and exercises. They will also develop knowledge in international security, gain exposure to fraud and corruption cases and learn how to apply risk methodology including facilitation of risk assessment workshops and associated processes. S&EM coordinates and maintains PPRR performance internally with operational and non-operational facilities. As a graduate in the S&EM you will receive broad company exposure and the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of Woodside’s efforts to build and maintain business resilience.

How to Apply

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Please note we only accept applications online via our website.

Applications for our graduate program open in February each year. Successful applicants join us the following February and need to have completed their studies by this time.

Applications for all our summer vacation programs open in July each year. Successful applicants join us the following November for 12 weeks.

Diversity

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Woodside is continuing to develop an inclusive workplace culture that promotes diversity, including diversity in age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity or expression, relationship status, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education, as key contributors to our success.

Equal Opportunities Programs

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Woodside is continuing to develop an inclusive workplace culture that promotes diversity, including diversity in age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity or expression, relationship status, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education, as key contributors to our success.

Cultural Diversity

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Woodside is continuing to develop an inclusive workplace culture that promotes diversity, including diversity in age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity or expression, relationship status, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education, as key contributors to our success.

LGBTI Inclusion

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Woodside recognises the value of diversity as a competitive advantage and strives to create a working environment where everyone feels free to bring their full selves to work every day.

In support of this objective, we established an employee network named Spectrum: a group for LGBTI+ colleagues and allies at Woodside. Spectrum's vision is to create a working environment in which people feel comfortable and supported in bringing their full selves to work every day without fear of discrimination or professional disadvantage, regardless of their sexuality, gender identity and gender expression. Formed in 2016, Spectrum has already made great strides toward building better awareness, creating peer support systems, and providing an LGBTI+ perspective to support key decisions at Woodside. Spectrum membership is open to all Woodside staff and the community enjoys full support from Woodside's senior management team.

Indigenous Programs

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Indigenous engagement and employment is an integral part of our approach to working sustainably and we have made significant commitments within our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Our journey includes business growth in a global market where diversity and cultural competence will be our business enabler.

This journey begins locally where we respect Indigenous Australia, devise strategies to support local content, and honour our existing commitments as part of our sustainable business practice. What we achieve locally is also how we are perceived globally.

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