Borison Choy

  • Age: 19
  • Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce


Borison Choy

What attracted you to the Global Engineering Field Work course? As this was the first time fieldwork in India has been offered, it was an opportunity to be one of the first to get involved in the program and travel with Engineers Without Borders (EWB). With the new Humanitarian Engineering major available, I thought it would be a great chance for me to understand how engineering comes into play.

What are your preconceived notions about India?  I don’t know much about India. I only know that there is a large income disparity in this developing country, where some prosper from the increased technological advancements, while others struggle to live on a daily basis.

What have you heard about India? India seems to be an amazing country, filled with unique culture and people who are caring and down-to-earth. Their rich history and spectacular locations make it a country worth visiting.

What do you hope to achieve while you’re there? I hope to experience and get to know the Indian culture, and hopefully capture some amazing images. I’m also hoping to develop ideas during the summit which can help improve the way of living for those in the communities. 

What are you excited about? It is always exciting to travel to a country I have never been to before, but I look forward to working with other university students and come up with ideas to solve problems.

What is the type of role you are hoping to secure once you’ve graduated? As graduation is still four years away, I'm still working out exactly what job I would like afterward. However I do wish to be a part of the aviation or automotive industries, especially as there are opportunities worldwide.


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