Posts for the Topic Engineering

Programming humanoid robots at Tesla: Brandon’s co-op journey

A photo of Waterloo co-op student Brandon Goh smiling and giving two thumbs up beside a Tesla sign.

My name is Brandon Goh and I am a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student. I will be sharing my co-op experiences that range from debugging financial applications to programming cutting-edge innovations, such as Tesla’s humanoid robot!

Research, research, research: Sana’s outlook

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student, Sana Allana, sitting on a park bench and smiling.

Sana Allana (she/her), a 4B Biomedical Engineering student, gives us a look into the various co-op jobs she has had and the important lessons she has learned from these experiences.

Sana has completed a total of six co-op work terms:

Bringing an idea to life: engineering through co-op

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student, Sarah Odinotski, smiling.

Sarah Odinotski (she/her), a fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering student, shares her co-op journey working in research at Waterloo. She discusses the importance of networking and tells us about a biosensor device that she created during her last co-op term.

A software engineer’s code for co-op

University of Waterloo Software Engineering co-op student, Joseph Tafese, sitting on a chair and talking

Joseph Tafese, a fourth-year Software Engineering student, shares the various software development jobs he has done for his co-op, and how his coding has progressed through his co-op experiences!

Day in the life of a WE Accelerate student

Waterloo WE Accelerate Co-op Student Aseel Osman smiling

Aseel Osman, a 1B Nanotechnology Engineering student, shares her co-op experience as a Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate student in the Digital Bootcamp stream during a VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex, Ambiguous) time.

What did a day in the life of a WE Accelerate student look like?

Never hesitate to ask questions, just do it

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student Prithika smiling in a forest

Prithika Hariharan, a second-year Management Engineering student shares the impact she created during her two co-op terms. 

Prithika spent her first co-op term at a start-up called Makeship who produces plush toys. Makeship wanted Prithika to create a dashboard that would allow their company to communicate with clients. How cool, right?

Mentorship and making a difference at RBC

Andrea smiling in front of brown architecture

Andrea Chakma, a third-year mechatronics engineering student shares a little bit about her experience at the Royal Bank of Canada and TJX Canada.