More about Olufunmilayo
Olufunmilayo graduated from NTU in 2016 and is now working in the UK for Cursor Controls Ltd.
Can you tell us more about Cursor Controls Ltd?
“They are one of the world’s largest inventors and innovators of high-end human-machining interface solutions including trackballs, touchpads, and other pointing devices.”
What is your role?
“Product Design Engineer.”
What does your current role involve?
- Creating new product designs from concept stage to final production.
- Producing and maintaining CAD models, drawings and documentation to ensure design projects are conducted efficiently and effectively.
- Investigating and implement improvements to existing company devices.
How your career has developed since leaving NTU?
“I feel that my career has developed a lot since leaving NTU, I have learnt several skills and competencies related to the design, engineering and manufacturing industry through my job and I have also learnt even more about working in a professional environment, both with company staff and external clients.”
Could you tell us what led you to choose the particular course you did at NTU?
“I chose BSc (Hons) Product Design because I have always been very interested in the science of design and utilising it towards innovating solutions to everyday problems. I saw the course as a means to learn more about design, and hopefully develop a career around it in the future.”
How has your experience at NTU shaped or helped you in your career?
“My experience at NTU definitely had a lot of influence on my life and career. I learnt so much about my field of work, made lovely and lasting friendships and relationships, and acquired lots of professional and interpersonal skills which I use every day!”
What advice do you have for students and fellow graduates?
“I would say that it is essential to get as involved as you can in the activities and opportunities offered by the course and university. With regards to design engineering in particular, I feel that a knowledge of CAD/CAM is a highly useful skill to have. The industry has never been more reliant on computer-aided design and manufacture, and it would certainly help to develop these as much as possible.”