Opportunity and connections
I am currently studying civil and environmental engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney.
My area of interest is in creating sustainable infrastructure that has a lower impact on the environment. I chose to study at UTS after I found out about their combined engineering/international studies degree. This means I can study engineering as well as learn a language and travel overseas.
This year, I received a UTS Engineering and IT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) scholarship. I was extremely proud to learn I had received the ATSI scholarship because it is very prestigious. The financial assistance it has provided me has made staying at university much easier.
It has also given me the opportunity to make friends with other scholarship holders at UTS by attending various scholarship-related functions.
These functions are attended by people who work in my field and provide me with an opportunity to make some industry connections. I believe networking is important and I hope it will help me to secure an industry internship in the future.