Kariza Martin's passion for aerospace engineering started at a young age. Now, at RMIT, she's learning how to apply her passion for flight to a highly-competitive industry.
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Women in Engineering Scholarship
RMIT has prepared me for the workforce by helping me become more analytical and technically confident.
RMIT's reputation for hands-on learning really appealed to me because I wanted the opportunity to connect what I was learning to real engineering problems. Some knowledge you can only obtain from an actual functioning engine.
Through RMIT, I've been able to take on exciting opportunities, including my internship at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, UK. I’ve also had opportunities to intern in Australia for Defence, Science and Technology Organisation and QinetiQ. I was able to apply what I had learned at RMIT and extend my skills further. At Rolls Royce, I even had the opportunity to write the technical manual for the engine I worked on, that customers across the UK will be using every day.
The work experience support at RMIT is excellent in helping you know what to expect in the workforce and what direction you might want to take your career. RMIT has prepared me for the workforce by helping me become more analytical and confident in approaching problems and develop teamwork skills.
I’ve also been fortunate enough to have received several awards and scholarships including the Women in Engineering scholarship 2010 and the ExxonMobil Pro-Vice Chancellor Award for best student in Aerospace/Automotive/Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering 2014.
Engineering is hard work but it is worth it. I encourage anyone looking at engineering to take advantage of every opportunity because you can never know the outcome unless you try.
I love what I do because every day holds new challenges.