Student profile – Jesse Vaitkus
I’ve always been interested in science and technology. When I was in high school a wonderful teacher piqued my interest in physics, and when looking a university degrees nanotechnology appealed to me because it was an emerging field of study that drew on my interest in physics.
I chose to study at RMIT as when I was researching universities that had degrees in nanotechnology, it was apparent that RMIT had the best program.
The biggest highlight in my degree has been learning. I get to learn about so many things alongside others who want to learn, under those who like to teach.
I’ve also taken part in lots of events with societies, in particular the PSA (Physics Students Association). The PSA runs an event where you can meet your teachers and sit down and have a drink with them - it’s great fun socialising with teachers.
The really big skills I have gained would have to be lab procedure, scientific publication analysis and scientific writing. They have been instrumental to my degree; however, these are all greatly overshadowed by my new skills in time management.
At the end of all this I want to do research. After I complete my double degree I’ll undertake my honours, and then hopefully a PhD. I want to be the guy that discovers things and gets talked about, to have my name in books and for people to know who I am for what I have done.