Management Engineering 2024

Meenakshi AndoorveeduHi, my name is Meenakshi Andoorveedu. I'm in Management Engineering 2024. I love meeting new people, exploring different opportunities, building cool projects and discovering the best spots on campus to study.

Waterloo Engineering in one word:

Inspiring. 

I chose Waterloo Engineering because:

There are endless opportunities for growth and development, both personally and professionally. I was specifically drawn to the Management Engineering Program because of its unique interdisciplinary approach offered nowhere else, and having the incredible co-op program was like the icing on the cake.

The best thing about my program is:

It bridges concepts between software, industrial principles and math into a unique curriculum that gives us a competitive advantage during internships.

About my co-op experience:

Due to COVID-19, my first job was cancelled almost as soon as I had finished celebrating getting an internship! Fortunately, I stayed determined and was able to find new doors opening for me. I worked as the Product Developer and Marketing Intern at Wellow, a startup company based in New York. Working directly with the founders was an empowering experience, and I quickly developed soft and technical skills that I am eager to apply to future opportunities.

I wish I had known before I came: 

Don't be afraid to admit you don't know something. Asking questions will get you further in your learning journey.

Outside the classroom, I'm involved with:

Engineering Ambassadors, Industry 4.0, Waterloo Ready Peer Mentorship Program, and Coaching Management Engineering 2025. I was also a competitor in How to Change the World | Recovery Canada.

One more thing about me:

I've been dancing, competitively and non-competitively, since I was 4 years old.

Contact me: m2andoor@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo