Mr. Le Van Duc – Alumni of the 2010 – 2014 class of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University (BVU) – is currently the Chairman of Quality Management Department – Energy Joint Stock Corporation IREX picked Vung Tau over exquisite Saigon to express its dream over 1000km from Quang Binh.
*Hello, could you explain the reasons why you chose Ba Ria – Vung Tau University to study?
Throughout the process of selecting a major and admissions counseling in high school in late 2009 and early 2010, I chose Chemical Engineering Technology to pursue my future dream of becoming a Chemical Engineer. Within this regard, I examined a variety of universities whose majors matched my interests. Considering that Ba Ria – Vung Tau University is located in the magnificent seaside city of Vung Tau, I chose Vung Tau as the location to fulfill my aspirations. Above all, I determined for myself to select Vung Tau as a place to live and work from the minute I arrived, because the environment, climate, and people are all beautiful.
*What attracted you the most during your time at the University?
People, the setting, and the learning circumstances at school are the things that most interest me. From the instructors to the learners, everyone at BVU is polite, gregarious, and pleasant. While students come from a variety of provinces and cities, regardless of regional culture, everyone enthusiastically supports one another in their studies and life away from the countryside. Even my provincial friends are the same, willingly assisting and advising students distant from home like myself. The University has done its best to provide advantageous conditions for students studying here, equipping them with a vast quantity of information and skills sufficient to contribute to society to learning equipment.
*What challenges did you confront while attending school? How did you get beyond that obstacle?
My biggest challenge at BVU was my accent. With a strong central accent and being born and raised in Quang Binh, it is difficult to interact with friends and instructors during the learning process. Many difficulties can only be settled through text messaging and cannot be discussed in person. We often joked that we needed to create a “Dictionary of Central People” notebook. Despite the fact that I have studied and lived in BRVT for over ten years, it appears that I am not much different, with the same flavor of home that has accompanied me for so long. I eventually accepted it as my own substance that I felt proud.
*What was the most memorable moment of your student life during your years of study?
In the final year of my university studies, I, like many other students, was required to participate in a graduation internship. Following the graduation internship with the topic of the project Thai Binh Gas System – Ham Rong (PV Gas), I was facilitated by the Faculty of Chemical Engineering Technology and the University to carry out a graduation project on that topic. I completed the assignment and graduated on time thanks to the diligent supervision of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University lecturers. This project helped me get a job as a Technology engineer immediately after graduation. I also have a gorgeous wife in the same class and two great children. Perhaps this is my most significant accomplishment until this current. Actually, I am constantly appreciative, and via this interview, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the instructors at Ba Ria – Vung Tau University who have helped me grow into the person I am today.
*Many students wish to have recently graduated and applied for the proper employment. Could you please share your learning experiences with students, particularly those studying Chemical Engineering Technology?
Throughout the learning process, you must pay close attention to your major, gain relevant knowledge, learn more specialized software, learning support software, and the following career objectives. Because Chemistry is a specialized profession with a very broad and multi-disciplinary array of information, it will be difficult to perform the given task after graduating from school if your knowledge is not mastered.
*With your own accumulated experience, can you please convey to students the essentials after graduation?
As previously stated, after graduating, I found a job that was both relevant to my major and orientated to my education. Students must have a firm foundation of basic information as well as a portion of in-depth industry expertise. Together with the knowledge basis, skill sets such as computer skills, foreign languages, and soft skills are available. In computer skills, it is required to learn some software taught in school, such as Autocad, HYSYS…, as well as some career-oriented applications. Understand that consistency with your goals and direction are both essential.
Thank you for the seminar; the students benefited from it as well. Individuals from outside the province are also more daring in making decisions for themselves. Instead of focusing mostly on Saigon, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a feasible alternative. Wish you good health and professional success.