Biomedical Engineering 2021

vI'm a biomedical engineering student and I'm thrilled to be an ambassador! With my first co-op, I worked in medical imaging and now want to explore working for a start-up. I'm very interested in biomedical design so I've joined a design team dedicated to prosthetics. When I'm not studying I love baking and watching Netflix with friends!

Waterloo Engineering in one word:

Collaborative

I chose Waterloo Engineering because:

I loved the small class sizes and all the possibilities for co-op within the medical technology industry.

The best thing about my program is:

I knew I wanted to work with medical tech as a career, and Waterloo BME lets me specialize my classes since Day 1. With the addition of real-world experience I felt like I would be well-prepared for a career as a biomedical engineer from Waterloo

About Co-op:

My first co-op was testing medical imaging software and catching any bugs before the product was released to hospitals. The best part was definitely viewing hundreds of images from X-Rays to ultrasounds to nanomedicine scans. For my next co-op I'll be working at a start-up in health diagnostics.

I wish I had known before I came:

Your classmates are your key to success! I learned I study much better when I'm with a group of friends instead of locking myself up in my room. I suggest getting coffee and snacks and finding a quiet place on campus to work.

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with:

  • BioMechatronics Design Team: A group of students from all sorts of engineering programs that create prosthetic hands to donate to children and a robotic hand powered by real muscle movement

One more thing about me:

 I spent my reading week in Portugal!

Contact me: vmcguthr@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo