I am going into my senior year after my internship at the University of the Pacific. As a mechanical engineering major, I made myself well rounded in other engineering fields at my university. I have started an independent research on biomedical knee replacement alloys, and another research on how to make transportation more efficient. To bring more discipline to my engineering career, I chose to do a 6 month long internship in construction. I always knew working in construction was very cut throat and fast paced. I have never once taken a civil engineering course so I really had no clue as to what I was getting myself into. I applied to numerous civil engineering companies who all told me that my major and my background would not fit in well with their company. I finally arrived at a company who did accept me for my major and got right into construction as an Assistant Project Engineer Intern. I come from a family of “engineers”. By “engineers” I mean men who built bridges and wells for their village back in the Fiji Islands, where my family is from, without any knowledge of physics and calculus. I wanted to be like my grandfathers who gave back to the community. I wanted to learn disciplinary skills to one day go back to the Fiji Islands and do what my grandfathers did, give back to the community.
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