#PARISTECH ALUMNI – MEET Shanping ZHANG
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Shanping ZHANG, quality engineer at Cameron (Schlumberger)
Diplôme d’Ingénieur, Arts et Métiers Sciences et Technologies (Y2017)
Master degree in Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, Tongji University (Y2017)
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Shanping ZHANG, I am Chinese. I hold a double-degree from Tongji University (master degree) and Arts et Métiers Sciences et Technologies (diplôme d’ingénieur). I studied at Arts et Métiers from 2015 to 2017.
Could you introduce your current position and company?
I started working at Cameron, a Schlumberger company, as an International Management Trainee in Shanghai in 2018. I am now a Quality Engineer, still in the same company. Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries.
Could you explain briefly what you do in your current position?
During the past 3 years, I had the opportunity to work in 4 different key production positions at Cameron. I also had the chance to contribute to the setting up of LEAN / smart strategic management systems.
Why did you choose to study in a ParisTech school to become an engineer?
Before applying, we already heard from Chinese alumni who shared a bit of their ParisTech stories. It gave us the impression that ParisTech is a prestigious group, with deep relationships in the industry. Besides, I thought it was cool to learn a new language.
ParisTech also has very good relationship with government and the China Scholarship Council.
What does being a ParisTech engineer mean for you?
- Witnessing and demonstrating courage and persistence.
- Gaining mental maturity.
- Having the confidence to live or work in any part of the world.
What did you like during your studies at Arts et Métiers Sciences et Technologies?
We developed our ability to work in groups working on projects during our curriculum: this is an essential skill to acquire for project management, and helps us a lot once we start our professional lives. The internship we do at the end of our studies in France is also undeniably an advantage to start a career.
At Arts et Métiers, I also really enjoyed the traditional activities, during which we exchanged a lot of cross-culture opinions, and there were always surprises.
Could you define in 3 words what is a ParisTech engineer?
Supportive, courageous, rational.
What has this training brought you in your career?
I received job opportunities thanks to ParisTech alumni groups. We like to keep connected even once back in China.
What would you say to an international student who hesitates to come to a ParisTech school?
ParisTech will provide you an exceptional adventure to cultivate yourself by better understanding the world’s diversity and knowing deeper about ourselves. Remember this is one precious option to build your new world around the most creative and intelligent young people, and will surely become a unique memory for the rest of your life.