I consider myself fortunate because, in my penultimate year as an undergraduate student studying chemical engineering in Lagos, Nigeria, I envisioned my next career steps would be in the sustainable energy industry early enough and this made me streamline which continent would provide me with the necessary career exposure.
My name is Eziagbor Osele, but I’m more commonly known as Keremnma. I am a first-year student of the EIT InnoEnergy Master’s in Sustainable Energy Systems, currently based at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Like most international students, I have seen the vast array of opportunities that my course programme provides, but I am still on my journey to seizing every single one that is relevant to my goals.
The incorporation of different cultural perspectives within the classroom can be a fascinating experience ranging from understanding specific technical experiences your course mate had in places like Taiwan, to more high-level energy policy discussions from my professors in Spain. Through my studies, I am learning how interconnected the world is based on economic interdependencies, and how cultural exchange embraces changes and appreciates the beauty in diversity, all while allowing me to pursue my dreams of becoming an energy policy analyst and living life on my own terms.
Finally, I encourage anyone interested in sustainable energy systems to take a similar mile-long leap of faith and explore the world through the enormous opportunities that European innovation technology provides. And with EIT InnoEnergy, you will be at the centre of this!
by Eziagbor Osele, EIT InnoEnergy Master School student