Hi, 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:
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.