Respected principal sir/madam, teachers, and dear fellow students. Before this beautiful day, I have been given a lucky chance to address you all. With my full effort and power, I intend to say a few words regarding my topic- “career in civil engineering”
“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world”. We all know that without civil engineers, society as we know it would not be possible. Indeed, civil engineering is referred to regarded be “the people-serving profession” since many of its projects benefit the general public, and I’ve always been fascinated by how civil engineers utilize science and math to plan, build, and maintain the infrastructure that is essential to modernizing a society. My goal is to become a civil engineer so that I may help and better the lives of people around the world, both in my nation and around the world.
Civil engineering has been a long-term passion of mine since elementary school when I competed in and won multiple math competitions. As I progressed through school, I began to develop an interest in other courses that were relevant to the field.
The only time most people have to study systematically is during their time in college. Structural engineering was a major focus of my education. I am a big fan of a learning system that combines an academic approach with hands-on experience. In the lecture sessions, the Professors provided a lot of scholarly information. During our exercise sessions, we learned how to address real-world challenges from professionals in the sector.
When teaching, I don’t just mindlessly follow the formulas for steel, concrete, prestressed concrete, composite, timber, or FEM. As a result of this activity, I’ve improved my skills in software like console and mat lab as well as formula application. There is a good foundation for my work in these classes.
Despite all of my past self-promotion and the fact that I consider myself to be a brilliant and dedicated individual, I found it difficult to succeed academically in this setting as well. When it came to some courses, I had trouble keeping up during class, and when it came to practicing for exams, I had trouble keeping up with both.
After a long day at work, I often try to study a professor’s slides at night and, like everyone else, quickly begin to doubt my ability. Therefore, we can conclude that this formula can be simplified as….” was written in the professor’s slides Some instructors’ use of the word “clearly” irritated me the most. A formula that spans an entire page can be deduced numerically. If my parents were not competent engineers, I would have already doubted my ability to pursue a career in engineering. This is “clearly,” but it took me hours of watching YouTube math videos to figure it out.
Engineers, in my opinion, must be able to learn quickly, study for years, and solve problems. It’s difficult to say that the hundreds of credits worth of technical knowledge I acquired during my time at university will serve me well in my 40-50-year career. However, the way I learn, deal with problems, meet deadlines, prepare for exams, and push myself to try new things will serve me well throughout my entire professional life.
There’s a small part of me that hopes they’ll go into architecture or geoengineering. The fact that older grades will be paid more even if none of you want to choose the program is great with me, too. In any case, if you do decide to go through with the program, I’m confident that you’ll have an exhilarating and rewarding experience, you’ll learn a great deal, and you’ll be able to make a wide range of positive contributions to the Finnish community in your future profession.
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