My name is Alyna and I am in Nano Engineering 2024. I'm from Toronto, Ontario and I lived in residence for first-year. I consider myself somewhat of a bubble tea connoisseur and I probably drink way too much of it!
I am very excited to learn more about the applications of nanotechnology in the upcoming years. So far, Waterloo has been a wonderful experience and I hope to share some of the great things I love about it here!
Waterloo Engineering in one word:
I chose Waterloo Engineering because:
I chose Waterloo Engineering for several reasons. Coming out of high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. However, the idea of applying math and sciences, while pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Nano really excited me! Another factor that drew me towards Waterloo Engineering was the flexibility to collect diverse job experiences through co-op.
The best thing about my program is:
The people! By having a relatively small cohort, I was able to become very close to a number of wonderful classmates. My peers were always willing to help each other, and I believe that it was this community that made my first year at Waterloo so memorable.
About my co-op experience:
My first co-op experience was at a bank as an Application Developer. Due to the pandemic, this co-op position was remote. My day is filled my video meetings, and coding. Throughout this work term, I learnt many technical and soft skills. From creating scripts to test a web application to writing a good business email, every day I am able to practice a new skill!
I wish I had known before I came:
Don't worry if you get lost! As a person who struggles with directions, I was afraid of getting lost on campus when I first arrived. I quickly learnt that Google Maps, the WATIsRain app, and all the friendly people on campus are here to help!
Outside the classroom, I'm involved with:
Currently, I am involved with Engineering Ambassadors and OWeek as an Orientation Leader.
One more thing about me:
Some of my favourite snacks are apple chips and eggs. Also, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!