Following the completion of a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering I found myself questioning what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The MEM offered the perfect opportunity to build on my existing skill set, while developing new and different talents.
The year was an extremely challenging one, similar to an MBA-style business boot camp. This process exposed me to the nuts and bolts of how organisations operate, giving me the skills to go down many different career paths across a variety of industries.
I found the social aspect of the programme to be a huge drawcard. The MEM brings together a highly talented, but diverse, group of people. This diversity helped foster ideas and understanding of how to utilise others’ skill sets.
The MEM gave me an appreciation of how to deal with anything that could be thrown at you in your working life. The Quote “The MEM is not a picnic” is very accurate, it is not about just turning up and doing the minimum. Students are encouraged to look outside the box and come up with new ideas, taking you away from the rote learning engineering mindset and enabling you to take on any challenge.
I still don’t really know what I want to do with my life, but the MEM gave me a better understanding of where I should be heading.
Finally, the MEM isn’t a course just for engineers, it takes people from all works of life and gives them that extra edge on top of their academic success.