Miri – 3 October 2013 – The Chemical Engineering Days event recently organised by the Curtin Chemical Engineering Students Club (CESC) of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) gave students of the university and local institutions better insights into potential careers in chemical engineering.
In addition, it provided the students opportunities to sharpen their soft skills, prepare for national-level chemical engineering competitions, and network with industry professionals, fellow students and alumni of the university.
The two-day event was supported by the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering of Curtin Sarawak’s School of Engineering and Science and sponsored by Sarawak Shell Berhad, Meritz Hotel, Imperial Hotel and KK Bookstore.
Present at the event’s opening ceremony were Curtin Sarawak’s Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Yudi Samyudia, Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Ching, Dean of the School of Engineering and Science Professor Michael Cloke and Head of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Associate Professor Chua Han Bing.
Various activities were organised throughout the two days, including a workshop on networking and public speaking facilitated by Engineering First Year (EFY) senior lecturer Terence Tan, as well as a Chem E-car Competition, in which the winning team will participate in the national competition in Penang later this year.
On the second day, a talk was conducted by Elaine Wee and Michelle Ling from the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) where they introduced the professional organisation and its memberships and benefits to students.
There was also an industrial talk facilitated by process engineer Adeline Wong from Technip. In her talk, Wong touched on the expectations of engineering companies in potential employees, gave advice on interview preparation, and shared her working experiences with the students.
The event’s closing ceremony included a prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the Chem E-car Competition and other competitions, as well as a lucky draw.
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