By Ugorji Zinachi J.
It is after a good deal of self-evaluation that I have decided to pursue graduate studies in environmental engineering leading to a doctorate. This decision followed naturally after carefully considering my academic background, areas of my interest, and my ultimate professional ambition, which is to pursue a career in either an R & D of an industry or an environmental engineering consultant.
My undergraduate education at Federal University of Technology Owerri, has provided me with a strong and comprehensive background in environmental technology and management. The curriculum included all the basic courses such as Pollution control (air, water and land), Environmental impact assessment and mitigation, Solid waste management, Environmental science, Ecology, Industrial waste management and offshore engineering, a viable sector I realized with limitless opportunities in the Oil and Gas industries and its impact to the environment not only in my country Nigeria but to the rest of the world. As a young boy I always picked interest in uncommon issues and developed love for what others find challenging, due to the energy, risk and time associated with the oil spill control and prevention many Nigerians are found wanting in the field thus sparking up my interest to pursue the said career. I have always read books and journals on the advancing technology and engineering in Environmental management to fully equip me for the challenges ahead in achieving my goals.
Since graduate studies is an important step in my professional life, I don’t want to compromise on the quality of my education, I picked interest in Canada because the universities there offer a great scope for intellectual and academic development . I am a person who believes that a particular field of study can only develop when it deals with interdisciplinary subjects. I am very much interested in interlinking life sciences with engineering...
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