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The best designers and engineers begin their journeys as students. And that is why Autodesk makes it a point to invest in our future generation and to inspire them from young. It’s only the start of the year and we’ve engaged with over a hundred students through participating in university events and hosting secondary school students at ASRD in January!
National University of Singapore’s Hack and Roll, held on 19th and 20th January, involved over 500 students from both universities and polytechnics in a 24-hours mission to devise ground-breaking solutions to any problem they choose to solve. As silver sponsors, ASRD’s Nagendra Bangalore addressed a group of participants in a sharing session where he provided some insights on Autodesk’s culture and internship opportunities. It was clear that the curiosity and the desire to learn was strong with this group – the Q&A session with Nagendra lasted for over 40 minutes.
Apart from that, we’re also honored to have been invited to NUS Friday Hacks on 25 January to engage with NUS engineering students. It was a lively discussion on technology, innovation and the fascinating industries that Autodesk play a part in.
We rounded off the month with hosting 38 students from Nan Chiau High School. Vincent Yeap, one of our team leaders, shared some little-known facts about Autodesk and our young enthusiasts are now aware that Autodesk’s software was used in the making of many of their favorite films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, amongst many other things they use and admire every day. Tan Qian Yi, from the Engineering Ops team also shared about her internship experience at ASRD and touched on the topic of being a female engineer in a male dominated industry. The tour of the office and our Maker Studio was a highlight for the group. A select few even had the chance to experience VR for the first time!
All three events have allowed us to interact with students to share more about Autodesk, learn about their education journeys, and hopefully, inspire them to Make Anything. Being able to engage with so many young minds in January alone is a very promising start. More to come!