Published: Mon 12 Dec 2016.

Penpisut Poowanaviroch Chalmers Student Ambassador

Penpisut Poowanaviroch (Penny)

If you are like me and are looking for a beautiful place to study where you can have a high standard of education and hunger to learn about different cultures from around the world like me, I think Chalmers will be the best fit for you.

Who am I?

My name is Penpisut Poowanaviroch but you can call me Penny. I am a Thai girl and I have a big dream, love to travel, meet new people, and hunger of new adventures. Let me tell you about my Chalmers story.

After working for 3 years, I thought it about time for me to come back to school and study again. Last year, I was someone just like you, looking for somewhere to study a Master’s Degree and now I am here at Chalmers University of Technology as an International Project Management (IPM) Master’s Degree student.

Sweden through my Asian eyes

I come from Thailand where weather, people, language, and basically everything are extremely different from here. The first thing that I found out right after I got off from the airplane is that Sweden’s weather is cold like I sit in my refrigerator at home in Thailand. Since Thailand has superhot and humid weather, it is no surprise that I think that I live in the refrigerator all the time here.

Besides the cold weather, Sweden is really the perfect place to live and study. You see beautiful nature everywhere here in Sweden; the trees change color in autumn, beautiful snow in winter and 24 hours of the sunlight in summer.

Why I choose Chalmers?

To be honest, before I end up here I only have three reasons that made me choose Chalmers. The first one, I want to study abroad somewhere in a European country. Second, Chalmers offered me an IPOET scholarship. Third, I want to pursue my study in management and Chalmers accepted me to an IPM programme. But after I spent my time here, I found out that there are not only three reasons for Chalmers anymore. For me Chalmers is more like my second home where people in your family are from around the world.

I got an opportunity to meet and exchange my ideas, culture, life style and a lot more with my Chalmerist friends. I feel that the whole world is just here right in front of me to explore. The standard of education is so high where teachers are also your friend at the same time. Beside that Chalmers always makes sure that you have fun along with the hard work from your study. There are so many events for students to attend like big parties in the student union building, big sauna, and sports day. So far for me as a Chalmerist, I think I got the best experiences out if it. I have best friends, best education, and best fun with me here. I can say that I made the right choice for my life and I will never regret it.

My Bio.

  • MSc. in International Project Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2016 - Present)
  • BSc. in Information Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology Thammasat University, Thailand (2009 - 2013)
  • 3 years working experiences in IT industry as IT consultant and IT business analyst (2013 - 2016)
  • The IPOET Scholarship, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2016 - Present)

Published: Mon 12 Dec 2016.