Student Spotlights

Want to know what it's like to be a student at Waterloo? Current and past students share their experiences and answer some frequently asked questions.

NathanealNathaneal Ogunode

Nathaneal is an Environment student in his 3A term. He is also one of the 2020 International Live Chat hosts. Find out how he celebrated his admissions offer and check out his advice on being yourself and adapting to the cold.


ClaudiaClaudia Garcia

Claudia is an Arts and Business student in her 4A term. She is also one of the 2020 International Live Chat hosts. Find out how she adapted to the demands of univeristy academics and how she has transitioned to online learning. 


RaniaRania Atif

Rania is an Arts and Business student in her 2A term. She is also one of the 2020 International Live Chat hosts. Learn about her experiences making friends and learning how to budget. 


Limei.Limei Chen

Limei is a Financial Analysis and Risk Management student in her 3B term. She is also one of the 2019 International Live Chat hosts. Discover her advice for balancing academics and your personal life.


Kealan.Kealan Branellec

Kealan is an Honours International Development Studies student in his 4A term. He is also one of the 2019 International Live Chat hosts. Discover why he believes you should be patient with yourself when adjusting to Waterloo.


Shreena.Medha-Shreena Maistry

Shreena is an Environment & Business student in her 2B term. She is also one of the 2019 International Live Chat hosts. Discover her tips for dealing with homesickness.


KunallKunall Vadgama

Kunall is an Earth and Environment Sciences student in his 3A term. Discover why he believes you should be patient with yourself when adjusting to Waterloo. 


VaidehiVaidehi Chavan

Vaidehi is a joint Honours Psychology and Sexuality, Marriage & Family studies student in her 3B term. Discover why she recommends that you embrace your multicultural identity on campus.


Katrine on her bike.Katrine Orland Led

Katrine recently graduated with her Masters of Applied Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Discover why she encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and try clubs and networking. 


LarsonLarson Chan

Larson is a recent graduate of the Financial Analysis and Risk Management program. Discover why he encourages you to ask for help and put yourself out there.


AbhishekAbhishek Kaul

Abhishek is an Electrical and Computer Engineering student in his 1A term. Find out what surprised him about Waterloo and why he thinks it's easy to make friends here.


KarolinaKarolina Gaebe

Karolina is a Applied Mathematics, Biology Option, co-op student in her 3B term. Discover why she encourages you to get involved and explore the city of Waterloo in your first year.


AndresAndres Garcia Rodriguez

Andres is a Computer Science student in his 3A term. Discover how he overcame his concerns about having a roommate for the first time.