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Engineering Global Experiences and Internships


You get so much more than just your work experience,
you get international experience It makes you more employable. Currently I’m working at Vic Roads. It’s an 18-month long program. Currently I’m working at Vic Roads. It’s an 18-month long program.
It’s my first rotation. I’m working on the Princess Highway Duplication. It’s my first rotation. I’m working on the Princess Highway Duplication. I think this international experience has helped me to secure this job that
I have right now. My international internship was in Taichung city in Taiwan. I worked in a construction company that specialise in turnkey projects
more specifically in apartment buildings, residential buildings. I kind of shadowed people in marketing,
engineering of course, and business engagement. I recently went to Malaysia. I was working
with the Ri-Yaz Group they are a hotel development company. For me it was a really beneficial
experience to do 12 weeks Internship program. It allows the company to give you longer projects that you can
really sink your teeth into and get behind. One of the main things that I did in my work experience was
that I selected water purification system for the whole resort which was an amazing thing. I had to make business meetings with those companies to get quotes
and all sorts of things. So it forced me to step out of my comfort
zone into a world that I would be working in soon. And it gave me confidence in my ability to make recommendations on
a professional level. Working at Dr Nik & Associates in KL. I picked up many
extra skills and was able to work on communication skills, setting up some business meetings
with big clients. I was working quite closely with two other
Deakin students. We did a lot of work on flood mitigations, flooding waters and rainfall
and lack of water in certain states of Malaysia. We also took a business trip to Penang where
we surveyed many of the locals about their involvement in recent floods. It was a bit daunting to me having
to be by myself in a totally different country and not really speaking the language. But I found that everyone in
Taichungis so friendly and helpful. The two-week study tour really helped because I befriended people so that during the week I spent time with them and
it wasn’t lonely at all. Taichung city was well laid out, it was very scenic. Public transport was very easy and cheap Not to mentioned the food was super cheap. I got to spend one and half weeks on the beautiful island of Langkawi
to do site reviews on their various resorts and that was an amazing experience. The New Colombo Plan really helped because I work part time
but whilst I was in overseas I couldn’t work obviously, so the New Colombo Plan
really helped me financially. I couldn’t work obviously, so the New Colombo Plan
really helped me financially.
The most rewarding part of the trip was the friendships made,
whether that be professional or personal. The most rewarding part of the trip was the friendships made,
whether that be professional or personal. I still feel invested in the company that I worked with.
I’m still in contact with them and it’s a memorable and genuinely life changing experience,
so I would recommend it to anybody.

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