I'm currently a 3rd year student at Kenyatta University pursuing a Bsc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I am curious about the role of an engineer in the banking industry. How do we as engineers fit in the financial scene?
I like your question!
I am a civil engineer, but I haven't worked in engineering for 20 years. Instead I chose to work for a development organization, so more the social sector.
I think as an engineer you will have valuable skills that you could apply in the banking sector, and also in other industries.
Just to mention a few:
@sophia_musa I hope that this helps you to develop a vision for your own future.
All the best!
Welcome Sophia. Great question. Looking forward to hear from the experts on this.
Engineering is a noble profession. Wishing you all the best in your discovery journey!
@Matthijs Thank you for the insightful response😊.
I'll explore further your suggestions as well as have a more global view of engineering as a profession.
Hi @sophia_musa ,
I am also an electrical engineer and working experience more than 19 y in the maintenance and I think we can easily fit into finance if we can get proper little training as last 7 years I was working in procurement and it comes little bit under finance like budget,inventory, planning etc which indirectly related to organization financial performance and yes I can easily accommodate myself and even doing better than plant maintenance. Being a engineering background yes we have some challenges to understand complex financial things but we can cooperate with finance guys and learn it. Wish you all the best.