From classroom to career

Remember that wide smile on your face? The one you sported when you got accepted into your engineering course? You were probably picturing yourself as a full-fledged engineer, ready to tackle the world. 

Being an engineering student is no walk in the park. Lugging those bulky drawing boards around campus, grappling with seemingly impossible equations – these are all part of the journey. But trust me, it’s not time wasted.

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Ever wondered how “dy/dx” relates to building bridges?  While the connection might not always be obvious, your academic foundation provides the crucial knowledge base for your career. Engineering schools equip you with a vast understanding, ranging from ethics and management to economics, statistics, and of course, your specific engineering discipline. 

Here’s the reality check:  classroom learning is just the first step. To thrive in the real world, you’ll need to bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

Here’s how to get ahead of the curve:

  • Master the tools of the trade:  Explore industry-standard software programs that complement your theoretical knowledge. These tools will become your everyday companions in the engineering world. To help you get started, follow our social media pages ( where we frequently share insights on the different skills and software relevant for various engineering disciplines.
  • Sharpen your edge: Identify the skills that will make you stand out. Hone your problem-solving, communication, and teamwork abilities – these are highly sought-after in engineering industries.  
  • Craft a winning CV:  Think of your CV as your academic report card for the professional world. Showcase your qualifications and experiences clearly and compellingly, just like your JAMB scores spoke volumes about your readiness for engineering studies. 
  • Build your network: No one is an island of knowledge. Surround yourself with experienced engineers, mentors, and peers. Networking opens doors, provides valuable insights, and connects you with potential opportunities.  At Alo-Timeys Engineering Ltd., we understand the importance of building strong connections within the engineering community. We’ve created a dedicated space for engineers to connect, share knowledge, and learn from each other. Join our community today! Link to Alo-Timeys community:

Remember, the engineering world awaits your contributions. Embrace the challenges, bridge the knowledge gap, and step into a rewarding career path!

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Oluwagbemisola Olaniyan

Oluwagbemisola is the brain behind the "This Is Engineering" bootcamp. As the co-founder of Alo-Timeys Ltd, she is passionate about Engineering education in Nigeria and the impact of engineering in nation building.

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