Nicolas Quintana

Computer Engineering 2024
Nicolas Quintana

Introduce yourself briefly: 

My name is Nicolas Quintana and I’m a computer engineer graduating in 2024. I love working with other engineers to solve problems and add value to the world.

Waterloo Engineering in one word: 


I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

Co-op, cool upper year electives, and because my parents also went to Waterloo.

The best thing about my program is:

The flexibility we have with our career fields in the future. Computer Engineers can go into any number of fields after graduation from circuit design to software development to a career in law among many other options.

About my Co-op experience: 

My co-op experience has been varied from start-ups to big corporations with 30,000+ people. I’ve had the chance to network with many individuals in different fields which is helping me figure out what I want to do with my career after I graduate.

I wish I had known before I came: 

Get involved but not too involved! Sign up for a couple of activities outside school but still give yourself time to study and relax!

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

Waterloo Engineering Society

A fun project I’ve completed: 

My personal portfolio website!

One more thing about me: 

I love photography and film. I think more artists/creatives should look into engineering since the skills are complementary.

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