Gulcin Sahin finds that skills gained while studying at VU continue to help her today in her role as a director of engineering.
"The knowledge and experience I gained at VU is the sole reason where I am now, working as the director of electrical engineering with Famer Group of Companies in Turkey.
The comprehensive teachings enabled me to develop a conscientious way of thinking and VU’s multicultural environment helped me develop a great sense of community and cultural competence.
VU made sure that the studies undertaken were not only theoretical. I also gained much practical experience and there were a lot of hands-on projects. Learning from professional engineers who were actually involved in the design of real projects most definitely made the learning a lot more valuable to me.
I also developed great communication skills at VU which are of utmost importance for me on a day-to-day basis. I am responsible for managing all electrical projects in the firm as well as a design team which involves lots of customer liaison and internal communication. I’ve realised since graduating just how much VU prepared me for real engineering challenges."