Sponsor: Allegro Microsystems
university: University of Glasgow
Course: MEng Electronics & Electrical Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics
Electronics is the driving force of the modern world. For most people, electronic devices are a big mystery in terms of how they work. Being naturally curious of how and why things operate the way they do is what motivated me to follow a career in the Electronics sector. Additionally, electronics has evolved to be an asset which gives creative and innovative solutions.
Why I chose Allegro
The main reason for accepting the scholarship with Allegro is that it is an established company in the area of Electronics. Being able to work there, it gave me the opportunity to gain experience and understand even further how the world of IC operates. During my summer placement, I worked with younger and senior engineers who were very willing to teach me all the necessary tools in order to complete the tasks assigned to me. Furthermore, I was positively surprised by how everyone treated me as full-time employee and how they helped me become part of the team really fast.
My placement and its value
While working at Allegro Microsystems, I learnt how to run different types of tests on new chips by using several kinds of hardware and software. Additionally, in order to perform a test, I had to gain some knowledge of how each IC was designed. This helped me improve my understanding of how some of the circuitry that I studied at university could be implemented in an industry-leading chip. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to create and run some very basic simulations on a CAD software. Having worked in a few different positions, it gave me greater awareness on what subjects to choose the following years in the university and what career path I may follow in the future.
Outside working and university hours, I enjoy playing and watching football and keeping fit by going to the gym. Furthermore, I enjoy going to the cinema and playing video games. Also, I enjoy reading and catching up with the latest tech news.