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Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - July 2021

Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - July 2021

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Carm Vespi

This month's topic: How Engineering Problem-Solving Skills Are a Transferable Asset


The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University would like to offer you an opportunity to further support the success of our students. We have started a new initiative in the Faculty of Engineering to develop a face-to-face mentoring program between current students and our alumni – Fireball Chats with Alumni.

Fireball Chats with Alumni give the McMaster Engineering community the opportunity to chat to a small group of students and share their personal experiences as an engineer in the workforce. Our hope is that each month we can offer our students a chance to have a casual conversation with engineers during which they can ask for advice, help, or insight.

Revitalizing Hamilton, One Property at a Time: how to realistically start a business and transition from the corporate world

Seif El-Sahly, BEng '14 (Civil Eng.)
Director, Newfore Inc.

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A decade of renewal has helped Hamilton discover that architectural treasure may often lie behind the boarded-up front of a dilapidated building. A passion for transforming these under-loved buildings has helped Seif El-Sahly establish his reputation in the city’s renovation industry over the last six years. The 2014 civil engineering grad has built a successful Hamilton-based construction company with a focus on commercial and residential renovations. “The work is very fulfilling – especially on distressed projects,” he says. “We take properties that are in poor condition and renovate them to look like spaces you see in magazines. This extreme improvement is so satisfying.” His company, Newfore Inc., has taken on projects ranging from residential renovations to complete apartment building transformations.