NTU Mechanical Engineer in Singapore Interested in Doing an MBA!
Dhruv Nayar prefers to intern with a start-up company
Dhruv Nayar is studying Mechanical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He thinks it is one of the best engineering universities in the world and says that the campus life and esteemed engineering faculty meant he was prepared to study so far away from his home, India. He has completed internships at The Tinplate Company of India Limited and Laser Cladding Singapore Pte Ltd, and recommends that all engineering students follow his work experience path to learn. But not content with a BA from Nanyang, he harbors thoughts of studying a Masters of Business Administration (MBA)!
You are originally from India, why did you decide to study engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)?
Nanyang Technological University is one of the best in the world when it comes to mechanical engineering, and engineering as a whole for that matter. I always wanted to go to a university which had a thriving campus life and which was well known for its engineering faculty, and NTU met both of these factors. In addition to that, I had been to Singapore before I applied for college, and I loved the place.
What’s it like studying so far away from home your home, India?
Studying away from home has its pros and cons. The obvious con is that one misses home. However if you ask me, the pros out-weigh the cons. I love the campus life we have here at NTU. It gives me a sense of independence in a way. I also feel that I have become more responsible studying away from home and think that I am exposed to a whole new world now.
What field of engineering are most interested in and why?
I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering. I picked this field because I have always had a knack for machines and automobiles. As a result I felt that the mechanical engineer field is most suited for me.
What is the most exciting internship you’ve done?
I have completed two internships so far and both have been wonderful experiences. I have worked for both The Tinplate Company of India Limited and Laser Cladding Singapore Pte Ltd. If I had to pick one, it would be Laser Cladding, which is where I worked this summer. This was most exciting, because it is a startup company. Working in a startup, I learnt a lot in not just engineering, but many different fields. It was a very fruitful and exciting internship.
What are the benefits of these types of internships and what would you tell your classmates?
I would tell them to go for it for one simple reason: to learn. At this stage, we are on the verge of becoming engineers and we must therefore learn as much as we can. Startups are the best places to learn new things because they are open to new ideas. They experiment, grow and we grow with the company.
What are your plans when you finish university?
As of now I just want to graduate and find a good job, for a start. I have not thought about what I want to do after that. I may continue my studies in this field or may do an MBA.
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