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Final goodbye (Part 2)

Jane Chan
Jane Chan | Mechanical Engineering Contact Jane

On 23 July, I officially became a Warwick graduate in MEng Mechanical Engineering with Business Management! Graduation was definitely one of the highlights of my four years here in Warwick, an emotional and fun day that I will never forget. (especially since my family flew all the way from Hong Kong to attend the ceremony, that made the day extra special and memorable 😊) It was simply full of good vibes where everyone looked amazing and was all smiley. The fact that the weather was perfect (ok, maybe it was a bit too hot, i was drowning in my own sweat in that gown haha) made it even better. My graduation ceremony was in the morning so we took some pictures in the lawn next to the arts centre before the ceremony. After the ceremony finished around 1 pm, we went to lunch reception held by School of Engineering at Rootes Learning Grid where they gave out prizes. It was so nice to see some of my friends’ great achievements being recognised. After maybe another hour of taking photos with the gown on around campus, I took my family to Leamington Spa for a nice dinner.

I will insert some photos taken on the day here.

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What’s next?

Right now, I am on holiday in Switzerland with my family for two weeks. This is one of the bestest hoidays I have been on- the weather is lovely, the scenary is just magnificent beyond words(especially in Zermatt, Montreux and Interlaken). After that, I will start my first job at an automotive company called Dunlop Systems and Components in Coventry in mid-August. Although there are so many things to take care of before work starts such as finding a new place to live, selecting the most suitable saving account(s), finance budgeting, building up a work wardrobe etc., I am really excited about what lies ahead of me. I have also been reading this book called ‘What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School’ by Mark McCormack which I highly recommend for all of you whether you are still studying or just graduated. I find it intellectually-stimulating and incisive. McCormack gives very insightful real-life guidance to help you go far and beyond at your jobs which university and school don’t normally teach you, such as negotiation, making a good first impression, executive time management and reading others and yourselves. So make sure you add this book onto your reading list!

So that’s a wrap- my final goodbye. It has been a blast being part of Warwick Student Blogger community and I hope you have found my blogs somewhat useful. I wish you all the best in the future.

Bye bye,

Jane 🙂

Jane Chan
Jane Chan | Mechanical Engineering Contact Jane

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