Country of origin: Mexico
Programme: Industrial Design Engineering (MSc)
Hi! My name is Mimi Juárez Bocanegra. I am from Rioverde, a small town in the state of San Luis Potosí, México. I am studying the MSc. Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente more specifically, I follow the master track Human Technology Relations.
During my university studies in Mexico (BSc. Industrial Design) I had the opportunity of a lifetime by coming as an exchange student to the UT. During that awesome year, I followed courses from the MSc. IDE and immediately knew that I had to come back and finish the entire program. After a couple of years gathering experience in the Industrial Design field in my country, I decided that it was time to pursue a Master Degree and I started a new adventure in The Netherlands. Definitively my first option was coming back to UT because of countless things such as the study program, the campus facilities, the study life and the beautiful city of Enschede in which I met incredible people during my exchange year. It was quite a pleasure going through the admission process because the personnel from the Faculty is really helpful and willing to guide you through the whole process. Coming back to the University of Twente felt almost as going back home, since the campus, the classes, the people were all familiar to me.
Regarding the studies, I can say that the classes are very enriching, providing students the tools to learn by our own and develop new skills. As design engineering students, we have the opportunity to exploit our creativity and work hand by hand with important Dutch companies which is a very big responsibility. Another great aspect of the teaching method of the UT is the fact that we are able to work within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, which have broadened my perspective of learning and working. During this time, I have met incredible people from all over the world, and I have gotten the opportunity to discover the Dutch culture in depth (like learning to be on time, moving on a bicycle and having dinner at 6 pm,) which is a totally different culture from my own and has been quite an adventure.
I have had so many new experiences and I have known new and intriguing places around Europe since Enschede is only 2 hours from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and there are also a lot of trips being organized by student associations of the University. So it is not only about studying but about having the best time of your life. For me, the UT is the place where ideas can take place, and I am enjoying every moment of my master here!