Aurang Zeb, a Pakistani student who majors in civil engineering and construction management at Southeast University, had a strong interest in the field from an early age. In Pakistan, he was impressed with China's excellence in infrastructure projects, and after graduating from university, he decided to explore its secrets. And now he is doing post-doctoral studies.
After he came to China, Zeb was not only amazed by the various buildings, but also by the magnificent natural scenery. He loves travelling and has visited the cities of Beijing, Qingdao, Rizhao, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, and Hangzhou, and desires to explore more places around the country. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, where the movie Avatar was filmed, impressed him a lot.
Fitness, also a hobby of Zeb, has become an essential part of his routine. If, as in the case of architecture, a strong body is the foundation, and a professional skill is the building material, then language is the cement that holds the materials together.
Aiming to be a good architectural engineer, this summer holiday he chose to work as a project manager in Nantong City Daxin Engineering Co Ltd in East China's Jiangsu province. He was tasked with communicating with workers and monitoring the project schedule to ensure smooth progress.
The internship made him more aware of the importance of Chinese. "Communication is a big part of my work, and everyone speaks Chinese, but my Chinese is not so good so that I found the work difficult," he said. And now he studies Chinese after classes.
"I hope my Chinese can be improved as soon as possible so that I can live and work in China in the future," he said.