Civil Engineering Personal Statement
But it was in 2009 when I was applying to engineering colleges that my father said something that surprised me. I was showing interest in Civil Engineering and was admitted into Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, one of the finest institutions for engineering in India. While I was excited about …show more content…
Then I questioned him about the equality to opportunity and other lessons he taught me as a kid. He said being a civil engineers he has seen all the corners of the field and he feels woman are not as capable to work on field as men. He was not questioning my intelligence, he was just trying to say that women are not physically as strong as men and the jobs in the field of construction sometimes demand such requirements. Instead he suggested me to pick Computer Science which would mean less physical effort and adding to that I could make more money. I wasn’t convinced and was adamant about my decision. I decided to become a civil engineer and it was more like I have to prove it to my father.
My first two years of my undergraduate studies went on very smoothly and I almost thought I could do it and it wasn’t as difficult as what my father told. It was during the summer of 2011 when I was interning at Grasim industries (Nagda) that I had my first construction experience. I was expected to stay on the job site all though the day and check if everything is going according to the schedule. In case of delay due to weather or other unavoidable causes, I was expected to modify the schedule while utilizing the floats. On my first visit to the jobsite, I was very excited. But after standing for an