With a passion for physics and engineering, civil engineering student Zack Yarak is giving back to the community mentoring high school students in maths.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (Management)
The highlight of my studies has been meeting lecturers that inspire me to progress further in my fields of interest and create a global career.
I decided to study civil engineering because I was inspired by certain teachers and mentors during high school. My VCE physics teacher was probably the biggest reason I am studying this program and why I have such a strong passion for physics and engineering. I think the importance of mentors cannot be understated.
I chose to study engineering at RMIT because the University is highly esteemed and I love the campus life and location.
The highlight of my studies has been meeting lecturers that inspire me to progress further in my fields of interest and create a global career. Almost all the lecturers have some sort of real world experience working in the fields they teach. This helps a lot because they give insight into what the industry is like once you’re out in the field. They also give a global perspective and this gives me a strong interest in working in many countries around the world, both developing and already developed.
Another highlight has been working as an In2Science Mentor. This involved going into a Year 8 maths class once a week for a semester. Aside from giving me experience in working with young students and inspiring them to work hard in maths and science and pursue a career in those fields, it was also great fun.
My greatest ambition for this program to take me is to work as a project manager on large scale infrastructure projects and eventually start my own organisation which focuses on rebuilding infrastructures in third world countries.