Sponsor: Infineon Technologies UK Ltd
university: University of Surrey
Course: MEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems
What appeals to you about Electronics?
I always found Mathematics and Physics interesting but too theory based for me to consider either as a career option. Electronics hit a perfect balance between theoretical and practical, which was perfect for my type of brain. When I did Electronics A-level in school it really consolidated my interest and enjoyment in all things electronic and that is when I realised that Electronic Engineering would be the perfect degree for me. I love that electronics doesn’t confine your interests into a small box as it is a very varied subject with a multitude of applications.
Why did you want a scholarship with Infineon?
One look at Infineon’s website showed me that they are looking into and investing in the future of electronics, which was really exciting and very different from a lot of the old school engineering companies I was seeing offering placements. My interview confirmed this as they were very interested in creativity and emotional intelligence, which was a pleasant surprise and was a very modern approach to recruitment. Infineon is an international company, which means there are travel opportunities and a very diverse working environment, which makes working there really interesting and enjoyable.
What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?
I have really enjoyed the work I have been doing so far as it has been very R&D focused, which allows me to use my creativity. Most of my work has been independent learning, which has given me really good skills to take back to university and implement in my upcoming independent projects.
What do you like to do outside of work?
A big interest of mine is robotics and gaming. In my spare time I’m learning about Unity and game development, which builds on some of my modules from university. Outside of academics I love hiking and the outdoors; my favourite hiking spots so far have been the Lake District, the Grand Canyon and Trolltunga in Norway.