Sarah will graduate from Abertay in July 2016 with a BSc in Civil Engineering. She already been offered a full time position with Millard Consulting, the company with which she spent her industrial placement. She'll combine this position with studying for an MSc in Civil Engineering.
I have always liked art and design, geography, maths and physics. I thought about studying architecture but was not 100% sure so I went to college for a year to give myself more time to make up my mind. I studied Events Management and gained a HNC qualification from my time there.
Whilst I was studying for my HNC I found out about the Civil Engineering course at Abertay. I did a bit of research and found it was exactly the type of thing I wanted to do.
It includes everything I enjoy and am interested in - maths, physics, a bit of art and design - and links up to architecture.I had always been interested in buildings and materials and innovative structures and this is all a part of a civil engineering career.
After studying the subject for four years and finding out what an engineering career entails I am excited about pursing a successful career in this field, I feel like my future is very bright in this career path.
I am going on to do an MSc in Civil Engineering in September, but I have also been offered a job with Millard Consulting, a civil engineering consultancy offering structural, infrastructure, flooding and environmental services.
I have been with the company since my industrial placement in the third year of my course. I was offered the opportunity to stay on over that summer and full-time employment after graduating. I have gained experience in the structural team but I am going to be working with the infrastructure and flooding and environment teams over the summer, to broaden my experience and knowledge.
After my Master's I would like to focus more on structural engineering as this is the field of engineering I find most interesting and really enjoy.
I would like to be a Chartered Engineer with plenty of experience under my belt.
I would also like to have experienced working for a year or so in a different city or even country to learn as much as possible about different ways of engineering.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai - it is the world's tallest building and I find it an amazing accomplishment of design.