Student profile – Anthony Drew
RMIT was my choice because of its reputation for producing industry-ready engineers and its location in the centre of Melbourne.
I chose chemical engineering because employment is high and the degree will give me opportunities to work overseas.
When I graduate, work really will have no boundaries for either location or industry. I’ll be able to work anywhere.
RMIT has a good reputation because of the hands-on approach. I’m not just in lectures, but also in the lab. Carrying out industry-based experiments is effective preparation for when we graduate and start working.
Group assignments are also good preparation and a highlight of studying at RMIT. I’ve learned another level of communication and realised that teamwork is important to industry.
By far the most rewarding thing about RMIT is making lifelong friends. Because the classes are smaller than at other unis, this is easy to do. I’ve made friends who will be in the same industry as me and this will be valuable when we graduate.
My goal is to have a career in petroleum and hopefully travel overseas. I’ve just started applying for internships and I’m contemplating doing honours after I graduate, but in the meantime I just need to keep working towards graduation day.