“Waterloo is a place where students have the opportunity to try so many different things.”
Many students feel pressured to decide on a defined career path early on in their undergraduate career. Joy Zhang isn’t one of them. The second-year Financial Analysis & Risk Management (FARM) student is embracing the opportunity to explore her options in her time at the University of Waterloo.
Zhang came across her most exciting opportunity to date through a family friend Ray Li. Li, the co-captain of WATonomous, encouraged Zhang to join the team in her 1B term. She had very little working knowledge of autonomous vehicles—or engineering, for that matter—but she took a chance and signed up to become a sponsorship manager for the student-run organization.