With an interest for maths, Hyacinth Jimenez was encouraged to consider a career in engineering. She hopes an aerospace engineering career will take her across the globe.
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
For students who are interested in science and mathematics but wish for a career that allows for their knowledge to be applied in a practical context, then engineering is the degree for them.
My natural ability and interest in maths led to family, friends and teachers to encourage me to consider the field of engineering. I also have a desire to be involved in an industry that allows for technical, analytical, and practical work. So engineering seemed like the right choice for me.
I chose to study at RMIT as I had heard about the friendly and relaxed culture of RMIT from current and previous students. RMIT is also convenient in many ways. My double degree program is taught across two campuses, with the City campus easily accessible by public transport and the Bundoora campus east a quick drive from my home.
As a female in a heavily male dominated industry, my confidence has developed during my studies. Team work is important, particularly in group projects, and I have improved my ability to lead teams as well as communicate effectively.
Outside of my studies, I’m part of the RMIT Electric Racing team, which allows me to develop my skills in aerodynamics and learn to apply these skills in an application such as a racing car. I am also the treasurer of the RMIT Aerospace Engineering Students’ Association. I have also participated in a study tour to France as part of my business program.
The field I am most interested to work in is aerodynamics in the racing industry, particularly the Formula 1. I hope that I am able to work around the globe and experience as many cultures as possible.
I love what I do because there are endless possibilities in engineering.