International opportunities with industry

Sam Singh

Studying engineering at Griffith provides you with the opportunity to receive hands-on, practical experience from your first year.

Second year mechanical engineering student, Samantha Singh received a bursary from the Queensland Resources Council, completed an 8-week research placement and most recently was selected to represent Griffith University at the Huawei Telecoms Seeds for the Future Program in China.

“I was a part of the ‘Students for the future’ program and received a bursary to put towards my studies in my first year, as well as invites to student networking and industry events, access to mentoring, career information sessions and site visits,” she said.

The 8-week research program came later in the year and took place over the summer holidays.

“During the holidays at the end of 2013, I worked alongside three undergraduate students to assist Dr Erik Streed in his research on the Spectroscopy of Electrically Charged Nanodiamonds which was an amazing learning experience.”

The Huawei Telecoms Seeds for the Future Program took place during the semester break for three weeks.

“During these three weeks myself and 17 other undergraduate students across Australia and New Zealand travelled to China and experienced the Chinese culture and were introduced and educated on various Huawei products and solutions. Huawei accommodated all of our needs for the duration of this program including the payment of all travel, accommodation and food costs,” she said.

Samantha encourages anyone interested in engineering as a study option to consider Griffith as a top preference.

“Engineering is such a diverse discipline that expands over a wide range of career pathways. I’d highly recommend engineering to high school students wishing to study it. Society is continuing to grow at a rapid rate increasing the demand for engineers to solve the problems which arise during this growth and the Griffith program provides so many amazing opportunities,” she said.