university: University of Sheffield
Course: BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics?
Throughout secondary school and college, I was always interested in the theory behind the sciences, however it was applying this theory in a practical sense that brought me the most joy. Electronics provided me with a perfect balance between theory and hands on practical work. Unlike other engineering disciplines, electronics allows you to be involved from day 1 of an idea to the creation and production of the design. This allows me to feel a real sense of worth and that I’m making a change in the engineering world.
Why I chose Waters
Waters Corporation caught my attention because of their involvement in the health and wellbeing sector and with the recent global pandemic I believed it was a company where I could really make a difference to people’s lives. Also, after researching Waters more, I discovered they offer a very wide range of disciplines with many opportunities to move round and progress, all while staying in their state-of-the-art facilities.
While undertaking my summer placement, I have worked in conjunction with the Electronics team to complete a project in which an alternative SODIMM was created to harbor a cheaper more widely available FPGA due to the ongoing worldwide shortage of electronic parts. This project allowed me to get a sense of how a long-term project would flow, and the problems that could be faced along the way, as well as giving me a wide range of new technical skills such as Schematic design and VHDL programing.
Due to the nature of the project I was given during my placement, it really allowed me to feel part of the Electronics team and a valued employee. The support throughout really outlines the helping nature of the company and how everyone has your best interests in mind.
Outside of Electronics, I have a passion for a wide range of sports. I play football, cricket and golf while also being an avid runner. I am part of the cricket society at the University of Sheffield where, as well as playing cricket on a weekly basis, we partake in many charity events such as Move for Movember and the Sheffield half marathon.