May 8, 2018, by Lisa Chin

[Invitation] An Informal Talk: Applying for a Job After Your Postgraduate Degree in Engineering

Are you thinking about applying for a job after you graduate with your Engineering degree? Not sure if a particular path is right for you? Come for this informal talk scheduled for 30 May 2018 at 3pm – 5pm in H1B13. Dr Viknesh Andiappan has Malaysia and international experiences as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, postdoctoral researcher, lecturer and a Process Engineer in the oil and gas industry. He will share hos knowledge with postgraduates in Engineering on the following aspects:

• CV writing in industry and in academia: their basics, similarities and differences

• Interviewing tips for PhDs aiming to work in industry or as postdoctoral researchers and lecturers

• What responsibilities should you take up during your postgraduate studies to increase your chances to land a job

• What to expect when working in industry vs. academia

Speaker’s Profile

Dr Viknesh Andiappan

Dr Viknesh Andiappan is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia. He previously worked as a lecturer (Chemical Engineering) at Taylor’s University Malaysia and was a research associate with the University of Bath, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham Malaysia within two and half years. His area of specialisation centres on the development on systematic design approaches as a Process Engineer for NGLTech Group.

Dr Andiappan has over 15 papers and 3 book chapters with an h-index of 6 and presented more than 9 papers in various conferences. He has also established strong working collaborations with international researchers from Malaysia, Philippines, India, Taiwan, Qatar and United Kingdom. He was the recipient of the Dean’s PhD Research Scholarship in 2013 and had won several accolades for his research paper presentations during his stint as a PhD candidate.

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