You @ Waterloo Day with Future Warriors

On June 3, accepted and admitted students came from all over to attend You @ Waterloo Day and learn more about life in university. Armed with a camera and recorder, we got to know a couple of these future Warriors; their hopes and dreams for their first year and how they came to choose Waterloo.

When you made the decision to come to Waterloo after they sent your offer of admission, what was going through your head?

Mike - Chemical Engineering

It was in the morning, during school. One of my friends told me he was accepted and when I heard that, I wanted to check, and we just like jumped for joy. It’s pretty much our number one choice, so we were pretty excited.

Jennifer Kim - Biomedical Engineering

I was really excited when I got my acceptance letter. I always wanted to come to Waterloo, I had my mind set on here. I knew that the co-op opportunities are great here and engineering is number one here.

Eric T - Double Degree in Business and Math

I was really happy because I wanted to do something with Math and Business, and Waterloo provided me with that double degree, which was perfect for me.

What do you feel helped you to get where you are today?

Mike and Norman stand shoulder to shoulder

Eric, admitted for a Double Degree in Business and Math, and his friend Norman.

Kaya - Arts and Business

I'm very determined, very self-motivated, and with the support of my parents, I am where I am.

Mike - Chemical Engineering

I think, honestly, my friends are a really big motivator because there’s so much competition. You want to do well, but you also want your friends to do well and that just pushes and motivates everybody to try their best. I think that’s been a great help to me.

Aiden - Engineering

Oh boy. I’ve always had a bunch of good teachers in science. I've always wanted to create something people haven't really done before, and that's what drew me into this sort of thing.

Eric - Double Degree in Business and Math

I always stayed on top of my work, volunteered at places, and had connections with friends that helped me get through math topics in math and business. I'd like to give a shout-out to my friend Norman!

What are you most looking forward to?

A photo of Kaya

Kaya, admitted for Arts and Business, Legal Studies.

Kaya - Arts and Business, Legal Studies

I'm looking forward to the university lifestyle, that's what I'm most excited about! And making new friends and learning new things about different cultures, since it’s very international here.

Ethan - Architectural Engineering

I'm looking forward to meeting new people and getting to know the program since it’s the first year of Architectural Engineering; I’m excited to see what it has. I have friends coming too, so it’ll be fun.

Aiden - Engineering

I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can, getting experience from working out in the field in jobs I might be doing after university. I'm looking forward to being here and involving myself in social things.

I don’t know. Everything, I guess.


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