Shirley Aryeetey

Studied: Biomedical Engineering at University of Ghana

Logical Reasoning Score: 62%

Engineering Exam Score: 76%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Collateral beauty
Your preferred superpower
To be invincible
Your greatest fear:
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
A 10-bedroom mansion
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up with my parents and two younger siblings in Asylum Down in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers. My mum was a seamstress and my dad is a retired account clerk.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories from my childhood are from when my parents took myself and my siblings out on excursions to the zoo and other tourist sites.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
Some challenges facing the industry are lack of skilled personnel due to the way our educational system is structured. What is taught in school is far different from what is done in the industry. Another challenge facing the industry is lack of machinery. Some industries are shut down because they lack some machines and equipment and also because some machines are not working.
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues will describe me as caring and loving individual with great sense of humour. An individual who loves listening to others and helping them find their way through their problems and very disciplined with good analytical skills. They also admire my willingness to learn and adapt to changes.

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How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next five years I want to have a masters in my chosen career field and be travelling and working around the world using the skills Field Ready has given me. I also want to manage a biomedical manufacturing company in Ghana.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspirations are God and my parents. My parents gave me the opportunity to school and have supported me from day one to go through the various levels of education.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decided to study engineering because I wanted to be a practical person and be able to solve problems. I enjoy the fact that by studying engineering I have become very analytical, well organized and a team player.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I would encourage people to study engineering by telling them the exciting opportunities engineering offers them, being creative and ability to develop problem solving skills.