Grad profile: Designing a bright future

Convocation profile: Hannah Klug, Engineering

- June 3, 2016

Engineering grad Hannah Klug. (Nick Pearce photo)
Engineering grad Hannah Klug. (Nick Pearce photo)

Growing up, Hannah Klug was attracted to engineering based on her strengths. She’d always enjoyed math and physics, and liked that engineering could be applied to solve real-world problems.

Now, set to graduate with her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, she couldn’t be happier with her chosen field of study.
“I found my time here really engaging,” says Hannah. “Getting involved in lots of extracurricular activities has enriched my education and helped me grow as a person and as a professional.”

During her time at Dal, the Halifax native has served as president of the Dalhousie Diploma of Engineering Society and the Dalhousie Undergraduate Engineering Society. Currently, she is president of the Atlantic Council of Engineering Students and Atlantic ambassador for the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students.

Mechanical engineering, she says, has a larger gender disparity than some other engineering disciplines. Her active status on various councils is one way Hannah feels she can help to close this gap and represent women in engineering.

Her program has provided co-op opportunities with a variety of different companies, including Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Northstar Drillstem Testers. She’s gained extensive experience in design work that she knows will be an asset going forward.

“It’s given me a lot of job experience that’s going to be helpful when I graduate,” she says. “It also helps you realize why you’re in school and how what you learn will translate into the real world.”

While Hannah has no immediate plans following graduation, she is open to the opportunities that are out there in her field. She credits her extracurricular activities with adding a huge value to her education and hopes she can stay involved in her future community, wherever that may be.

The article is part of a series of profiles on members of the Class of 2016. Read all of our grad profiles. Spring Convocation takes place May 13 in Truro and from May 30 to June 4 in Halifax.


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