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Internship

Posted by: Dhia - Posted: April 22, 2021

Hi,  I’m currently studying Electrical & Electronics Engineering and hopefully, I’ll finish my Bachelor’s degree this summer.

In our department, it is required to do a Long Term Internship for a duration of 14 weeks, so then we can complete the degree.

I have been always passionate about motorsports, I even chose to study mechanical engineering and then go for automotive to specialize in cars or motorcycles mechanic, but fate drove away; yet, not far away! Concentrations in electrical and electronic engineering provide me a broad knowledge of engineering concepts.

I’d like to get involved in the engineering side of your industry and gain some experience and, for that reason, I’ll be so grateful if you have some suggestions about who to ask and how to go about it!

With Love,

Dhia

 

 

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Good Morning Dhia,

Great to hear from you and welcome to Student Motorsport! Thanks for becoming an important part of our community! We look forward to seeing you in and amongst the forums and supporting you in your career aims.

We’re seeing an increasing number of students from universities inquiring about mid-longer term internships as a requirement to complete their courses. In one way this is great news as the industry requires graduates with an ever-increasing number of knowledge/skills and of course industry experience, but on the other hand, it is causing educators a growing problem in securing the required work experience to suit.

But we’re here to help so let’s get started…

1. It’s great that you have chosen to study electrical and electronics engineering as this is a transferrable and highly valuable skill set in the motorsport industry, and as you rightly pointed out gives you options.

2. When you say ‘engineering’ to what area(s) do you refer to? Are you saying the technical/analytical side of how a vehicle performs in racing for example a data engineer, or perhaps engineering in terms of vehicle build/design engineering?

3. What fields/areas of motorsport interest you, in this industry and job types are far and wide-ranging? Are you interested in a more hands-on role, a data/research-based role or have you considered a management area in the future?

4. Which sectors of the industry interest you, are you swayed towards land, water or air racing, 2 or 4 wheels, is it more formula-based or saloon, for example, the ‘world is your oyster as they say!

Finally, well done for completing a Student Motorsport profile, that will help you get the most out of our network. It’s also nice to be able to ‘put a face to your name’. We’d interested in taking a look at your educational background, future employers out there looking to do the same. If you complete more information in these areas profile it does speak volumes about you, it’s not just about the posts you create or questions you ask, people want to see who and what type of person creates them.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it! It’ll be always an honor for me to join your community!

2. I’m more into the technical and hardware side. I find myself more comfortable in design & building engineering. Our department has been focusing on the technical side more recently as they introduced the so-called “capsule system” where all the departmental courses of a particular semester are combined together and in each semester a project is delivered out of them.

3. As I mentioned above, I would perform better in the hands-on role; nevertheless, I’m still keeping my doors open to anything so I would be able to not squeeze myself into a particular path since I’ll be a newly graduated candidate.

4. I have been always passionate about motorcycles specially, and land racing if you ask in general.

I understand how important is to give as much detail about oneself as possible. I will make sure to have my profile filled with more information right away.

Thank you again for your consideration. I hope I have clearly answered your inquiries. Please let me know if you have further question

Good Morning Dhia,

You are most welcome, always happy to help.

2. Great to hear about the ‘capsule’ style course you’re enrolled on and that you are focussing on electrical areas. Are you focused on a future in developing hardware systems for motorsport applications? Do you have your sights set on a particular team or company for example at this stage?

3. Ok, very much like myself in some ways…good to keep your options open too as ‘jobs lead to jobs’.

4. Ah good to hear that you are, the seems to be more people becoming interested in this field of the industry. What style of motorcycle racing are you interested in? Moto GP, Dakar/enduro, motocross for example?

Thanks for getting back to us with all the information, we are in a way working to highlight what it is you are looking for and attract attention to your profile and the conversations you are creating here. We’re creating a clearer picture now.

Good Morning Dhia,

I hope all is well, and I hope my last reply was useful?

Have there been any developments you can share with your career drive?

JP

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