Interview with Scholarship Winner - Duha Ali

scholarships Sep 03, 2021

Duha Ali was born in Jordan and is a PhD student at Auburn University studying towards her in Industrial and Systems Engineering degree. Charlene Gunter du Plessis, Sr Director of the IPC Education Foundation reached out to her about her personal and professional aspirations. When asked to share the reason why she decided to become an engineer she shared: “Being an engineer is something I always dreamed of doing. However, I did not know exactly what major I wanted to pursue. When I was deciding on where to focus my studies in college, I felt that electronics is revolutionary in industries these days and since then it became my major.”



Charlene: “What are your plans to grow professionally during the summer? 

Duha: “I will be working on my research with my PhD advisor.”

Charlene: “What have you learned from professional work experiences?”

Duha: “The importance of leadership in leading successful projects.”

Charlene: “How do you usually prepare for your interview to land an internship or job?”

Duha: “By understanding the vision and mission of the organization. 

Charlene: “What attributes of an employer are attractive to you?”

Duha: “Leadership, employees atmosphere, payments, and human resources.”

Charlene: “What accomplishments are you most proud of?”

Duha: “Pursuing my graduate studies.”

Charlene: “What are your goals in terms of engineering today?”

Duha: “Make people’s life easier and faster.”

Charlene: “Why do you love about the industry in general?”

Duha: “The automation in industry and the processes control were always of interest to me.”

Charlene: “How would you describe the term “Engineering”?”

Duha: “Less work, better quality.”

Charlene: “Thank you, Duha.”

Duha: “Thank you, Charlene.”


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