My name is Abdullah Gulab and I am a second year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Toronto. I will graduate in the year 2020 and I plan to pursue my master’s in Aerospace engineering. Briefly about myself and my hobbies. I am an Aerospace enthusiast (particularly rockets) and I am part of the University of Toronto’s Aerospace Team as system lead of Structures in the Rocketry division. Recently, I attended an international rocket engineering competition in New Mexico, USA which was an exhilarating experience. I am also very fond of horse-back riding, swimming, tennis, badminton and chess. I also solve Rubik’s cubes in my spare time, compete in official competitions and hold 10 national records.
Over the years I have learnt numerous hard and soft skills to be above par in and out of my field. This section present as brief over-view:
2D AND 3D DESIGN SKILLS
- Proficient 3D designer in ProDesktop, SolidWorks and Autodesk Fusion 360.
- Skilled 2D designer in AutoCAD.
PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE/ OTHER SKILLS
- Knowledge of coding in Python and MATLAB.
- Decent at developing in HTML and CSS.
- Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Speaks English, Urdu, Punjabi and Pahari.
MOTIVATION BEHIND THE COMPANY
Migrating to Canada in June of 2013 at the age of 15, I found it very confusing and exasperating to get myself up to track with the unique education system in Canada. Having an educational background of the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) system, like most immigrants from South Asia, I had difficulty in finding out which system best addressed my needs and quickly realized how unfamiliar every guidance counselor was with CIE and its equivalency level.
As outlined in services provided, due to the plethora of different programs offered by my school and others around Toronto, one can easily make a slight misjudgment while choosing their program.
I suffered the consequences of being misinformed. Coming with an extremely strong Math and Science background, I was keen on enrolling in my school’s gifted program called “TOPS” (Talented Offerings for Programs in the Sciences). As I was starting high-school in Canada from grade 10, instead of being given an opportunity to speak and discuss enrollment in the program by the program’s administrator I was quickly told that this is out of the question as the program only took students in grade 9. Thus, I was put in the normal streamline. It was only after I was well into my second semester that I found out I could have possibly applied and secured a seat in the program since every year few students leave the program. In addition, instead of joining the program in its entirety I could joined some of its courses but by the time I figured that out it was too late.
This complication affected me in the long run as I spent all grade 10 learning material I had an excellent grip on. However, it did instill in me the desire to not let this happen to another student no matter what education background they are coming from. Therefore, I started N-SIEP to help students (mostly recent immigrants) through these situations
Fortunately, I applied and received funding through an Entrepreneurship Program to support my business and market it.
MORE ABOUT ME?
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