Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc)
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I decided to start my masters to have the opportunity to learn more about my area of work, robotics. Doing a MASc seemed like a great way to learn new skills, and get experience in the area of academics.
Why did you decide to study at the University of Waterloo?
I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, so staying at Waterloo was a natural choice, knowing the work that is done here. During my undergrad, I enjoyed the culture and the opportunities available for students here. I also knew at the time that Waterloo was going to have new research labs formed in the newly constructed Engineering 7 building, and I was excited to be able to work in them.
What is it specifically that attracted you to our program?
Specifically, it was the professors doing research in my area of interest; I knew of several professors working in robotics, and I was convinced after speaking with one of them whose project seemed like a good fit with the work I wanted to learn about and carry out.
What was the best surprise about the University of Waterloo or life in Waterloo?
It's not so much a surprise at this point, but it has been nice to see how many opportunities to learn there are here at Waterloo. From help available for teaching assistants to student clubs, there have been a lot of opportunities that I'm grateful for.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
I would suggest taking some time to look into different opportunities on-campus and in the community – anything from enjoyable activities with student clubs, to gym access, and professional development opportunities.