Working in students organization develops very different skills than studying, especially when working on long projects with many people. There are many up and downs and in the end the only thing a person is left with, is her own experience. Being a member of EESTEC fills the gap between what is learnt in academia and what is needed to be successful after one graduates.
Firstly, I have been involved in organizing many students exchanges and workshops. Firstly as an active member, then as projects’ coordinator and teams’ supervisor. Later on, I was Chairman and I worked on making sure the organization which doubled in size in my mandate (from 40 to 80 people) was going in the right direction. In the end I was trainer, passing the knowledge and experience further to teach the next generations of members.
After 2 years of studies, I felt knowing the technicalities is not enough for ambitious graduate. Therefore, I looked at EESTEC in general as a playground to develop various soft-skills and broaden my horizons through travelling and meeting different cultures.
Because of their broad program, the studies open the doors for multiple careers. Starting from designing and building networks for telecommunications operators, through software engineering or electronics, for the people who want to work close the the hardware. Obviously, the engineers in all of these professions are in high demand.
For someone who want to become proficient engineer, however is able to look at the problems from its fundamentals, namely mathematics and physics. Other than that, one must be ready to explore different topics like computer systems, telecommunications networks, electronics.