Angeline Nguyen

Chemical Engineering 2023
Angeline Nguyen

Introduce yourself briefly: 

Hello! My name is Angeline and I’m a 4B Chemical Engineering student in the class of 2023. 

Waterloo Engineering in one word: 


I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

The amazing co-op program! Having the opportunity to work in so many different industries is a great learning experience and also helps you to decide your future career goals. 

The best thing about my program is: 

Chemical engineering is such a versatile degree, and we learn a variety of different subjects in the program, including electrical circuits, bioprocesses and programming. The diverse courses at Waterloo prepares us to succeed in a wide range of positions and industries. 

About my Co-op experience: 

My co-op experience has been the highlight of my time at Waterloo. Some of the industries I’ve worked in include agriculture, manufacturing, research, nuclear energy and marketing. I learned new skills every co-op term and the connections, experience and knowledge I gained were extremely rewarding. 

My last co-op was at Ontario Power Generation as an Environmental Operations Support Intern. I had the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects and learned a lot about the nuclear energy industry. I even got the chance to see bird and bee surveys being conducted onsite, which was an amazing experience. During this co-op, I was able to apply the knowledge that I learned from my academics to real-life situations, and was able to make meaningful contributions to the work being performed. 

I wish I had known before I came: 

Don’t be afraid to join clubs! The idea of joining clubs alone can be a bit daunting, but it’s definitely worth it. In my 1B term, I joined the Judo club, and while it was a bit intimidating since I didn’t know anyone else, I found that everyone was so friendly, welcoming and supportive. I made great friends and wished that I had joined a club sooner. 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

Outside of the classroom, I’m involved with Engineering Ambassadors. I’ve conducted engineering tours and supported events such as March Break Open House and Grade 10 Family Night (pre-pandemic). In fact, leading tours and supporting Faculty of Engineering events were some of my duties during my first co-op at the university. I also enjoy painting and playing badminton and have been practicing Vietnamese martial arts for 17 years. 

A fun project I’ve completed: 

In my 1B term, I worked with my classmates to design a farm that could produce enough biomass energy to supply power to a local town. This was definitely a memorable project since we had to calculate how many chickens, cows and pigs we would need on the farm to produce enough biomass. It was also a great opportunity to apply the knowledge from our studies to real-life applications. 

One more thing about me: 

I love finding new, interesting restaurants to try! At a restaurant, I’ll usually order the most “unusual” thing on the menu. 

If you have any restaurant recommendations or have any questions about UW chemical engineering, don’t hesitate to reach out! 


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