Bentley Institute Student Ambassadors act as representatives of Bentley Institute by arranging technology learning activities in their campuses. As a part of their responsibility they motivate students to learn about the new technology demanded by the job market and encourage them to learn beyond their curriculum studies.
This month, we are happy to introduce a Student Ambassador who is extremely passionate about learning and pursuing an ambitious career: Pedro Gefaell, a final year student of Naval Engineering at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ferrol which is a part of the University of A Coruña, Spain.
Pedro hails from a family of Naval Engineers and has grown up living a life around the sea and boats. He usually spends his summers with his family exploring the Rias Baixas, a set of rivers located in Galicia, Spain in Marie - a small motorboat of Dutch design.
Pedro has been an Ambassador with us since September 2017 and has played a key role in spreading awareness about the benefits available to students on his campus through the Bentley Institute Academic Program. Under his leadership, students of Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ferrol have undertaken five virtual classes in total, three for MAXSURF and one each for MicroStation and ContextCapture.
Being an active member and a former secretary of CEDIN (Consejo de estudiantes de Ingenieria Naval/Council of Naval Engineering Students) Pedro is in contact with many future Naval Engineers from his campus as well as other schools. To encourage students to learn MAXSURF, he personally publicizes about these sessions in the society meetups and also promotes them on social media. A result of his consistent efforts of motivating students to learn new technology has always fetched him a crowd of minimum fifteen students for each class.
In interaction with our Bentley Institute Program Manager, Pedro mentioned to him that he is glad that he took up this responsibility of being a Student Ambassador as it was rare opportunity being offered to him for directly interacting with a global technology company. Pedro also disclosed his future where he intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering. After completing his studies Pedro plans to participate in projects that involve designing floating cities and submarines.
At Bentley Institute, we are glad that we are associated with such a focused and visionary future professional like Pedro and wish that he continuous his efforts in encouraging people around him.