3rd Electrical Engineering Student at Makerere University
Engineering is one of those fields that attracts very few ladies. With different initiatives around the world to encourage women to join Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics based career paths, the number has started to rise.
In this career spotlight, Gloria Dorcus Nakiito a 3rd-year Electrical Engineering student, shares with us what it is like to study Electrical Engineering at Makerere University. This is what we asked
I went to Gayaza High School for my secondary education where immerged the second-best in sciences with 18 points I'm currently doing a bachelors in Electrical engineering on government sponsorship and I'm the only girl with a first-class.
I'm also the LC representative Mary Stuart hall Makerere, I'm the vice-chairperson The mentorship class alumni association which is a mentorship program for youth, I'm an entrepreneur as well, I started a snack business and supply snacks to different restaurants and hostels around Makerere I'm a passionate worshipper (singer) and actress which I do during my free time, I've performed at some concerts, weddings, and parties.
My vision in life is to stand out and touch as many lives through my God-given talents, leadership positions, and intelligence
Electrical engineering basically deals with high power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer programming. Despite the fact that it is a really wide course, electrical engineering is quite passable both by girls and boys.
Its been labeled a "boys" course which is not true both genders have equal chances of passing this course And actually women make better engineers in the field
My good grades and passion for the sciences. I also wanted to be different since most girls opt for art courses
I plan to get into the research field after my Masters in Engineering And thereafter become a lecturer. The entrepreneur in me also wants to start an electrical company
Wake up early morning do some reading, go for morning prayers then attend lectures the whole day practically, I do have discussions every night as well, meetings for the different cabinets I'm part of and singing rehearsals
Gloria fixing an electrical system in her line of work
I read extra hard plus i attend plenty of discussions
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Electrical engineering is basically all those combined
Going for a Masters in Engineering abroad, and of course, I'll start up a company
My business, Attending meetings for my different leadership posts, Singing, and acting
Practicability They should have a lot of interest in projects, programming, and research
Read extra hard Love science subjects