Reflective Essay On Work Experience

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1061 words
1061 words

During my work experience at , I was fortunate enough to have experienced firsthand and learned, many different sides of what goes into a project, the general process of how a project is initially planned, developed and completed; as well as how much work and detail goes into every stage. Another valuable lesson I have learned during these 12 weeks, were the many different types of work an Engineer has to perform, which in turn, have provided me with more insight into the different types of roles and responsibilities that I could perform, as a Civil Engineer. Reflecting back to my first day at , it was one of the most memorable days of my time at work. After being introduced to everyone, I was handed a tender to work on, in which they had …show more content…

By observing and learning from them, I managed to pick up tips and learned different types of skills, from learning to communicate and deal with other companies, to reading and deciphering many different types of plans. Working on tenders for the first few weeks was enjoyable for me as it did make me use all the techniques I learned at University in every stream of Civil Engineering that had been taught to us, namely; Geotechnical, Structural, Hydrology and Transport. I realise this might not be the same everywhere and usually Civil Engineers might focus on one type of stream, but I was happy that I had the opportunity to useall of my theoretical knowledge and applied them to real‐life …show more content…

I was very happy with the amount of things that I have learned and experienced in the 12 weeks of being a Student Engineer with the company. I believe that Victoria University should keep this aspect of the Engineering course as it does provide students with the experience needed in order to find a job later on (even if the experience is over a short amount of time). Also, it can be very beneficial as it could lead to a more permanent position, which is what happened with me. I ended up learning a lot more than I thought I would be able to in the time span, and my hard work paid off as they offered me a job at the end of it. I am so happy, and proud that I have completed my course, and I can now graduate and call myself a Graduate

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the different aspects of a project, the general process of how it is initially planned, developed and completed, as well as how much work and detail goes into every stage.
  • Recalls their first day at work, which was one of the most memorable days of their career. they were given a tender to work on, in which they asked them for suggestions to improve certain aspects.
  • Narrates how they were overwhelmed by the work and the responsibilities that were placed on them, but with the help of their supervisors and directors, they felt more confident and supported.
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