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Zaman Khan

Mechanical Engineer

Qualification: Master in Mechanical Engineering
Year of Graduation: 2021
Education Provider: The University of Western Australia
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Employer: Calibre-WSP 
Country of Origin: India 

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your story is. 
My name is Zaman, and I am a Mechanical Engineer at Calibre-WSP. After earning my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in India, I relocated to Perth to obtain my master’s degree from UWA. In my spare time, I enjoy writing blogs and playing cricket. I also enjoy participating in community events and contributing positively to the community. 

What was your main reason(s) to select Perth as your study destination? 
Perth is a popular study destination due to its high-quality education institutions, diverse culture, and beautiful natural environment. The people are super friendly and there’s always something happening in the city. There are plenty of job opportunities in mining or energy for mechanical engineers. As a cricket enthusiast, the renowned WACA stadium was on my bucket list to experience a test match on its famous bouncy pitch. 

Are there any notable experiences from your time studying you’d like to share? 
I enjoyed participating in campus activities, I was a member of UWA Guild’s Equity and Diversity Team & Sports team. I liked the culture in UWA and loved making friends from around the world. 

Tell us about your experience since leaving Curtin – how has your career progressed to date? Any professional achievements you’d like to share? 
After leaving UWA, I joined Calibre as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. The graduate program lasted for 2 years. Upon completing the program, I took on the role of a Mechanical Engineer. 

What are the top 3 skills you need in your role as a Mechanical Engineer? 
A strong understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals, proficiency in using computer-aided design (CAD) software, and being a good team player. 

What have you enjoyed the most about living and studying in Perth? 
Perth’s sunny weather, beautiful beaches, cricket, opportunity to study in a multicultural environment and job opportunities. 

What would you say to students thinking of coming to Perth to study? 
Research your chosen course thoroughly, make the most of the opportunities available to you. Also do a proper financial planning. 

If you could tell your graduate self-one piece of career advice, what would it be and why? 
Never stop learning and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.