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Insights Discover Priyonta's Nuclear Internship Journey at AtkinsRéalis UAE

Meet Priyonta Rahman, a vibrant addition to our team at AtkinsRéalis. Hailing from Bangladesh and raised in the UAE, Priyonta's journey embodies curiosity, determination, and a passion for engineering. 

Graduating from the University of Sharjah with a degree in BSc. in Nuclear Engineering, Priyonta's intrigue in event planning and her role as an event organizer in the Nuclear Engineering Club at UoS speaks volumes about her versatile interests. 

When not diving into the world of engineering, she finds solace in travel, culinary pursuits, and devouring novels. 

Delve deeper into Priyonta’s journey and learn about her motivations, achievements, and aspirations. 

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO STUDY ENGINEERING?

“I feel lucky that I come from a family of engineers, so I was very familiar with the coursework required in this field although it was curiosity that led me to nuclear engineering since it is not very well known.”

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE OR REWARDING MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE/CAREER TO DATE?

“The most rewarding moment was the day of my senior design project presentation as it marked a milestone in my academic life. It was a proud moment for me as all the effort and hard work put into the year-long project was acknowledged and appreciated, especially by my mentor.” 

WHAT DO YOU DO AT ATKINSRÉALIS AND WHEN DID YOU JOIN?

“I joined AtkinsRéalis as an intern in the Nuclear sector. My internship was over a period of 11 weeks. During this time, I supported the team with research work and prepared a few reports for current and upcoming projects.”

Our nuclear team is making it possible for generations to experience the benefits of nuclear. Equipped with the latest technologies, we are striving for cleaner, more sustainable energy solutions.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO WORK HERE?

“In the limited time that I have spent, I loved the support and positive attitude that I experienced from everyone I met. Despite the lack of face-to-face interaction, everyone has been very supportive and made me feel comfortable.” 

At AtkinsRéalis, we value the unique perspectives and experiences that our employees bring to the table. We’ve fostered a nurturing and supportive environment where every individual feels encouraged and empowered to thrive personally and professionally.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU ENCOUNTERED IN YOUR ENGINEERING CAREER OR EDUCATION AND HOW HAVE YOU OVERCOME THOSE?

“The most challenging time in my academic life was the duration of the senior design project, as we came across countless hurdles. However, with perseverance and teamwork, we were able to overcome each problem and find a solution.” 

Priyonta's experience during her senior design project embodies the core values upheld at AtkinsRéalis. 

Confronted with numerous challenges, she demonstrated resilience and teamwork, overcoming obstacles by persistently seeking solutions. Her commitment to perseverance and collaborative efforts in navigating complexities mirrors the values we uphold. 

WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS?

“I have always been interested in radiation and the medical aspect of nuclear energy. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in the field of Medical Physics which would give me the opportunity to help people as well as work on my passion.” 

As an international organization, we offer a platform that fosters global connections allowing for networking, enabling our colleagues to unlock diverse opportunities across continents and various departments within the business. 

If you’re looking for variety and new challenges, AtkinsRéalis could be the place for you. 

WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG WOMEN ASPIRING A CAREER IN ENGINEERING?

“My advice to young women would be to take the challenges coming their way head-on and think of every challenge as a learning opportunity. While it may seem difficult at the moment, once it is over you will definitely learn something new.”

For young women aspiring to carve a path in engineering, Priyonta advocates embracing challenges as avenues for growth. 

She underscores the importance of perseverance and leveraging each obstacle as an opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise. Priyonta's story resonates as an inspiration to many aspiring professionals. 

If her journey sparks your motivation, explore the diverse career opportunities awaiting you at AtkinsRéalis UAE today.