Waterloo Engineering in one word:
I chose Waterloo Engineering because:
Waterloo’s engineering program stood out to me for its integrated co-op system. Having the opportunity to participate in numerous internships seemed like an excellent way to understand engineering in practice.
The best thing about my program is:
The diversity of students and experiences in mechanical engineering. There are many talented and intelligent students in my class, which makes the classroom environment more enjoyable and fulfilling. Furthermore, I enjoy the diversity of core engineering classes in my program, which has allowed me to determine my interests with greater ease.
About my Co-op experience:
I’ve been fortunate to complete co-ops in various industries and cities. Through co-op, I had the opportunity to gain manufacturing, mechanical design, systems design, research, and programming skills. Co-op allowed me to build my professional network and experience numerous engineering roles, all of which have bolstered my engineering mindset and prepared me for graduation.
I wish I had known before I came:
There are many disciplines of study even within mechanical engineering. It is important to be open-minded and see what aspects of engineering and science interest you.
Outside the classroom, I’m involved with:
- Undergraduate research assistantship
- Former design team member on Waterloop
- Mechanical mentors program
- Intramural Frisbee, Basketball, and Muay Thai
A fun project I’ve completed:
One of my favourite undergraduate projects was working on a numerical heat transfer solver in ME 456. Through this project, I learned how challenging it is to solve a complex physics problem and how computer-based algorithms can be leveraged to study them.