Nidia Paola Ramirez B
- Course: Engineering Technology and Business Management MSc (Eng)
- Nationality: Colombian
Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?
I considered University of Leeds as it offered me an excellent opportunity to study a good-quality master’s degree while improving my English simultaneously. As one of the best universities in the world, Leeds will improve my chances of starting a professional career when I finish my studies.
What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?
So far I have enjoyed the multicultural experience the university offers. Additionally, I like that my course has given me the opportunity to choose modules according to my profile and desire to shape my future. I have tailored my master’s degree to the job I aspire to get when I graduate.
Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.
I found my master’s project really interesting. It inspired me to think out of the box in terms of the engineering world. It also taught me how to communicate properly to people without a technical background. I was impressed by the opportunities to apply business techniques we studied to the real world. And at the end, that’s what we’re supposed to do in our jobs.
What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?
The city of Leeds offers everything. It is peaceful as a town, but also full of stores and enjoyable activities. As well as restaurants, cinemas, pubs, and discos, it has parks for when you want to exercise, or just to be in contact with nature.
What are your ambitions for the future?
I want to get a job a technology company, where I am able to apply my business knowledge acquired from the University of Leeds. In the near future I also want to establish my own company in my home country.
What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?
I have enjoyed doing group work with people from China, Germany, England, and Taiwan. This was an interesting activity that improved my communication skills and gave me confidence. I now have the skills I need to speak with people from different cultures and backgrounds in the future.
Moreover, my studies about innovation and communication changed the way I see the world in terms of industry applications. It helped me to understand how technology is perceived form a business point of view.
What would you say to students coming to do the same course?
Enjoy your time at the University of Leeds and try to use all of the facilities it offers. The limits to acquire new knowledge and experiences are defined by you. The university offers a lot of opportunities and options to help us achieve our goals.