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KU Student to Participate in Trojan Young Engineers Internship Program

August 19, 2020

BSc Electrical Engineering student Khawla AlMarzooqi was chosen to take part in Trojan Holding’s Trojan Young Engineers Internship Program.

Trojan Holding is a UAE-based construction company that has grown not only in the country but globally as well with projects across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The company’s Trojan Young Engineers Program is a CSR initiative that aims to host engineering students from different universities in the UAE to spend one day with Trojan’s in-house engineers and experience day-to-day activities at actual construction sites and gain insight on how working in a construction company will be like after university.
Last 23 June 2020, Trojan held an online event to kick off the 4th cycle of their Trojan Young Engineers Program. The event was attended by students from five universities, namely Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi University, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah University, and Al Ghurair University. During the event, Trojan showed the students the different work processes and phases involved in construction. The virtual on-site visit took place on Abu Dhabi’s “Water Edge” development at Yas Island, to help students understand and visualize the construction phases.
Five internship slots were given to the students who performed well in the assessment conducted by Trojan after the online event to gauge the students’ knowledge and understanding of the construction process.
“I feel really exhilarated and proud to be chosen as one of the interns to participate in the program. This program was introduced to five universities. Out of all the students in those universities, Trojan selected five lucky students to intern in their program and I was one of those students. Honestly, I never thought I’d be hand-picked by Trojan for such an opportunity,” commented Khawla.
“I’m really excited about all the hands-on experience I’ll gain from this internship! It would be great to see the theoretical knowledge I’ve gathered from my Electrical Engineering degree utilized and integrated in construction work,” she said.
Trojan’s Young Engineers Program supports the UAE’s 2021 Vision of creating a sustainable, knowledge-based nation by educating, training, and preparing young engineers who are shaping the future of the UAE.
Ara Cruz
Creative Writer
19 August 2020