Introduce yourself briefly:
My name is Jose Montoya, and I am part of the Management Engineering 2024 class.
Waterloo Engineering in one word:
I choose Waterloo Engineering because:
It is a leading university in the Engineering field, it offers two years of vocational experience through co-op, and because of the many ways you can get involved on campus.
The best thing about my program is:
It applies Engineering principles to a variety of circumstances and real-life scenarios - and my cohort feels like a big family!
About my Co-op experience:
I am a Product and Solution Engineering Intern for Conexall. It took me a while to find a co-op due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I was persistent on my job hunt and I am currently enjoying it!
I wish I had known before I came:
You will work harder than you may have worked before - but there will also be a lot of resources that you can access. So keep an eye out for those!
Outside the classroom, I’m involved with:
Engineering Ambassadors, UW Formula Electric design team, Orientation Week, previous EngPlay actor and director, president of the UW Backpackers Association, First Year Commisioner for EngSoc F20.
A fun project I’ve completed:
During my BASE 34 class, I wrote a research paper on the socioeconomical situation faced by banana farmers in Ecuador and how that affects the communities where they live. I enjoyed it because it helped me bring awareness to the Renison College community about the importance of fair work practices in the agricultural industry, something that most people tend to take for granted.
One more thing about me:
I advocate for student engagement because it is an opportunity to make an impact in our communities. I am also a very social and outgoing person, so I welcome everyone who wants to chat about everything and anything. I hope to see you on campus one day!