Sangeetha Vigneswaran is our Ambassador of the Month for March 2019! Sangeetha studied civil engineering at McMaster University, and currently works as a Hydro Distribution Manager for Aecon.
Why did you choose to study engineering?
I was always fascinated with structures and loved to build things while growing up. I loved watching a construction project from beginning to end while walking to school everyday.
How do you apply your degree to your career?
I learned how to think like an engineer. My degree has helped me acquire the skills and the confidence to deal with any kind of problem.
What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?
If you are hoping to pursue a career in engineering, my advice is to find an area you are interested in and passionate about. To me, engineering is about finding ways to improve the world we live in, and you are more likely to want to do that for something that is meaningful to you. Engineering is definitely a difficult area of study and generally results in a career path that can be challenging. Without my interest in space exploration and knowledge that what we learn on orbit can help us here on Earth, it would have been much more difficult for me to pursue this path.