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Renita Johal

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Aston and feel privileged to have been a part of such an excellent university. Before starting at Aston I didn’t know what subject I wanted to study, however the engineering foundation year not only provided me with a broad knowledge of general engineering, but it also gave me time to decide between Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. I was given excellent support from the lecturers when making this decision.

Although the course modules were at times difficult, I thrived on the challenges that I faced throughout the degree course. I had much support from a number of lecturers, not only within the Chemical Engineering (CEAC) department but also from the maths drop in centre. In my final year at Aston I became president of the CEAC society, we offered a range of social activities and charity events throughout the year. Running the society alongside my final year project/modules was indeed a difficult task, however I enjoyed the responsibilities and of course it looks great on my CV!

After graduating from Aston with a 2.1 degree, I was offered a graduate process engineer position at Crondall Energy Consultants; where I work with a number of Aston graduates. Crondall provides strategic and technical services for offshore oil and gas projects that use floating production and subsea technology. Since joining Crondall I have been involved in a number of real and diverse projects; working within a fast paced environment with strict deadlines and client interaction has been a challenging but exhilarating experience. I am looking forward to my future at Crondall and I aim to achieve chartered status in the coming years. Studying Chemical Engineering at Aston was the best decision I have made, it has provided me with an excellent degree and assisted me with gaining a career in the oil and gas industry.

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