FISITA is passionate about supporting students and industry through a wealth of worldwide initiatives and opportunities. We organise international events such as EuroBrake and the World Automotive Congress to connecting students, industry and academia.

In addition we facilitate networking opportunities at these events through competitions such as the EuroBrake Student Opportunities Programme (ESOP), Student Congress, Travelling Fellowship and the Islands of Excellence. Watch the videos below featuring students who participated in ESOP 2017.

Olga Merzliakova talks to Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, about opportunities within the braking industry and the support FISITA can provide.  

Heman Khajuria talks about his experience at EuroBrake 2017 and his career aspirations. 

The FISITA Work Experience Programme has been developed to facilitate students from our Member Societies take part in industry placements. Our newly formed Academic Advisory Board is made up of education experts from around the world to collaborate with industry executives to ensure students are ‘work-ready’ and educated in a way that meets industry needs. We are committed to supporting engineering students entering industry with relevant business skills and ensure automotive mobility organisations share information about their workforce requirements.

Take a look at our Automotive Diary over on fisita.com, which is full of international events that may be useful to attend.

Have you attended or spoken at an event recently? e.g. Formula Student, EuroBrake or one of our Member Societies events. Tell us about it and we could feature you in one of our monthly e-newsletters

Discuss the recent event you attended on the discussion forum and talk to other students and those in the industry about your experiences.

These are just some of the events around the world coming up, if you know of any more please get in touch and we'll add them to the list.

An engineering degree, in any capacity, can open up a number of career possibilities around the world, which can include working in production, research and development, braking technology or emissions. You may discover during your studies that the electrical engineering takes your interest and you pursue a career in this area of automotive.

You could also consider going into academia or becoming an engineering educator - you could share your passion and knowledge for engineering with others and support them on their journey; or perhaps your passion lies in Formula 1 and the adrenaline buzz that surrounds it. Whatever engineering path you choose, enjoy the journey and keep striving to be the engineer of tomorrow.

Take steps now to help your future career – sign up to our newsletter and become a FfL, were you can apply for a work experience placement and get involved with the discussion forum.