Final year student of Electrical Engineering from NUST Misbah Hamid has made the Pakistan proud by winning International Female Engineers MOL Program 2019 under STEM competitions held in Hungary.
Female Engineers MOL Program 2019 was organized by the MOL Group which is a Hungarian multinational oil and gas company.
Misbah Hamid will get job at MOL’s Oil and Gas Plant in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after graduating next year as a result of winning the competition
Misbah Hamid said while talking to media that “When I told my family that I had been shortlisted and would be travelling to Budapest, they were extremely proud and supportive. This was despite the fact that I hadn’t told anyone except my mother about the application and it would be my first international trip and that too alone,”
She further said “My father’s exact words were: ‘I know my daughter is going to win.’”
Female Engineers MOL Program 2019 comprised of 120 female contestants enrolled in STEM programs from 29 universities across 4 countries.
Misbah Hamid was one of the three students selected from Pakistan to compete in the Female Engineers MOL Program 2019 and the only one from NUST. The other two Pakistani contestants were from GIKI and Quaid-e-Azam University.
She excelled at her individual task and was grouped with participants from Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia. They were asked to come up with a comprehensive business plan for MOL Group’s new revenue flows.
Misbah Hamid speaking about experience said “I had to interact with people from different cultures, which was an eye opener during the case study. Interacting with judges, which included previous competition winners, was also helpful as they shared their experiences. Needless to say, she blazed through this challenge as well and won first place in the competition”.
She stands as a prime example for Pakistani women in the STEM of what they can achieve if they set their mind to it and have a supportive environment at home and educational place.