Hear from the students that have done it already and learn about their experiences working in industry. Learn all about Chung's early career journey in engineering including the opportunities and challenges he's had to go through whilst on the job. 

Chung Win Foong

Name: Chung Win Foong

Location: South Australia

University and Course: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours majoring in Mechatronics and Robotics, The University of Adelaide 

Graduation: 2022

Where did you undertake your internship?

Supashock Advanced Technologies – AI Department (manufacturing/technology industry)

Mott MacDonald – Sciences Team (construction/transportation industry)

MaxMine – Analytics Support Team (mining industry)

Why did you choose to complete an internship early in your career? 

I believe an internship is the best way for students, like myself, to gain relevant experiences and skills for our future in an engineering career.

How did you find out about your internship opportunity?

I found this internship opportunity by applying through my university's career website, CareerHub. 

What opportunities has your internship given you?

My first internship has led to more opportunities in other internships as well as learning tons of experiences and skills that might have been useful even during my studies. 

What advantages has completing the internship given you? 

Skill development, especially soft skills has helped me a lot with growing my connections and networking. 

What was the biggest challenge you faced during your internship?

Time management was the biggest challenge I faced; I had to juggle 20 hours of part time internship along with a full-time study workload since my third year of university

What was the main thing that you learnt during your internship that you’ve since been able to apply to your professional life/studies?

Definitely my soft skills, learning how to learn in a professional environment has developed my technical skills relevant to my degree such as in ROS, CAD, programming and data analysis.