Meet Engr. Maria Danica Apolinario, BS Civil Engineering Batch 2017.
She was former secretary officer in the League of Industrial and Civil Engineering Students(LICEnS) and Assistant Secretary in Philippine Institute of Civil Engineering Students (PICE SACLI Chapter). She is now working as Field Supervisor Engineer at ML Escalona Construction.
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“My family and my relatives are my biggest motivators and inspirations to work harder. I want to thank them for continuously motivating and pushing me to fight and believe in myself. I’ve come to point where I just want to give up everything, but they didn’t stop motivating me and keep reminding me that I have to get up, stay focused, and finished my degree.”
“Being a Civil Engineering student was not easy. All those sleepless nights just to finish our engineering works were really tiring. There were times where I questioned myself why I didn’t just go for an easier path. Sometimes, I even blamed others for the hardship that I’ve encountered, but then I realized I wouldn’t be here without them. With all those challenges that kept me reminded not only to work harder but also to dream more and become more.”
“To all of my former professors who helped, prepared, and trained us during our school days, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude especially to Engr. Avegail Cuengco—she’s our first mother in civil engineering who thought us to work harder and imparted the importance of our field of expertise. Thank you also to Engr. Zairo Deck Adriano for guiding and advising us to become better engineers in the future. To Engr. Jerwin Asutilla for the support even though he is in another university. Last but not least Engr. Lynnevel Amparo for the support, unconditional love, and guidance.”
Meet Ameliza Ruz, the “Motivated Student”
Ameliza Ruz, a 5th year Industrial Engineering student, is described by her classmates as a very cheerful person, which helps bring good vibes to their class. Her father, who is an Industrial Engineer, influenced her in taking the said course. She confessed that at first, taking up an engineering course was never her plan. But through time and with the help of her professor and classmates, and because of the inspiration she got from his father, Industrial Engineering reached her heart.
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Her experiences in college brought her to the presidency of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) SACLI-Student Chapter. She shared that the organization allows her to bring out the leader in her. She also learned to balance her academic and organizational activities through time management. She also tries to be productive as possible. She knows that as a president, she has lots of responsibilities to do.
The joyful PIIE president carries her motivation and goal of being a successful engineer wherever she goes. She knows that with these, she will be equipped in facing her future.