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Pitching Your Product

For the last couple of years I have taken every opportunity I can get to improve my presentation skills and have learnt to appreciate the power of a great product pitch. Being able to pitch your ideas correctly as an engineer definitely makes your products shine brighter!

STEM Ambassador

Getting involved in GE’s volunteering scheme since day one was a great decision and I recommend it to any intern!

As a STEM ambassador, I got the opportunity to share my experience at careers fairs such as the Bucks Skills Show and the Imperial College London careers fair. We also organized the 2018 GE Work Experience Week, an event for students to visit the offices and participate in workshops, talks, tours and more.

I joined GE’s GirlsGetSET scheme, which is aimed at teaching young girls about Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). As part of the initiative, we organized a workshop where we taught them the basics of iterative software development for apps using the agile methodology. It was great to see the engagement and set an example I never had when I was younger!

As part of the GE Charity team, I also volunteered at daylong family events such as the ‘Sunday Funday’. I will never forget the sense of community I got when I saw so many people participating – definitely worth waking up early on Saturday!

Don’t forget to give back to others – it’s a feeling like no other!

Student of the Year Awards 2019

It was great to be nominated for the Student of the Year Awards 2019 by the University of Surrey. I presented my poster on my Professional Training Year (PTY) and won the Student of the Year 2019 Highly Commended Prize!

Check out the official video by the University of Surrey here!

My year with GE Healthcare!

Like many students, during the first couple of years of my degree I was not sure what kind of job I wanted to apply to once I graduated. I was passionate about engineering in the healthcare sector, as it was a way for me to make a positive difference on people’s lives. But none of the jobs I found online really sparked my interest.

Thanks to a year-long internship at GE Healthcare I discovered my passion. Click here for the full article by the University of Surrey!

Volunteering at Make a Wish

Make a Wish is a charity that creates life-changing wishes for critically ill children. Volunteering with them in the UK from 2016 to 2017 was an incredibly rewarding experience. Here is a picture from one of the bake sales we organized – I had just finished exam season at University so don’t mind my tired face!

My first ever electronics project – a Sumobot!

Joining the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch was a great opportunity to get started in the hands-on electronics world. The first project I completed with the branch is this Sumobot (with an added moustache for style)!

To learn how Sumobots work you can check this link. This robot is controlled via an Arduino Nano and it uses an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor to detect other bots.