The “First Cycle of Red Graduate Talks” of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of La Serena is being successfully carried out. Around 400 students from different FIULS careers have participated in order to learn about various technical tools and professional experiences that allow them to improve their performance in the labor market.
The activities are organized by the FIULS 2030 Project team, framed within the R&D and Industry Linkage Axis.
The Director of the Applied R&D and Industry Linkage of the FIULS 2030 Project and who leads this initiative, Paulina González, stated that “we are very satisfied with the response of the graduates, so far 20 graduates have participated. They have expressed their joy at being present, as they are not only supporting the students technically, but also giving advice from their experiences. The support they provide is very valuable ”.
In this sense, Rodrigo Navarrete, engineer of Hydraulic Fracturing of Codelco and graduated in Civil Engineering of Mines from FIULS, regarding the talk that he dictated, affirmed that “it has been a pleasant experience to maintain the link with the University and to see the changes that have been done since I graduated. It is gratifying to contribute a grain of sand and to introduce future professionals to the technology and processes that are being used today in large-scale mining, which goes hand in hand with automation. ”
Karol Aguirre, a student of Civil Engineering in Mines at the University of La Serena, participated in various talks, stating that “it was a very good experience, it is very nice to realize that the people from the same University who already left are achieving many things in the workplace. This motivates us to continue and want to meet our goals. These initiatives are excellent opportunities to get a more global idea of the performance we should have in the workplace. ”
For his part, Javier Robledo, Key Area Manager of the Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Technical University Federico Santa María and a graduate of the Industrial Civil Engineering career at FIULS, stressed that "these initiatives are necessary to generate links with the University, we want to contribute to the institution since it is our alma mater, that is why we support the boys who are just leaving so that they have a closer vision of the world of work. ”
Finally, Matías Aguirre Carmona, a graduate of Environmental Civil Engineering and who participated as a listener, mentioned that “these instances have been very good given that the graduates show us that in practice the knowledge acquired is relevant and occupied in working life. I would recommend more students to attend the conferences, since they make us know what the graduates' work experiences are and the methods used in each of the branches in the different jobs ”.
Written by María José Barraza, Project FIULS 2030