Melissa - Computer Science, Co-op option
Melissa, a second-year student in Computer Science, is a firm believer in co-op. Her two previous work terms have helped to reinforce her decision to study computer science.
"It's a very productive academic break, and I find that co-op has motivated me to excel in my program because I have seen the variety of paths my career can take. I know that my degree distinguishes me as an innovative, experienced, and intelligent individual and I will have an impact on the technology of the future".
Zaven - Bioinformatics, Co-op option
Zaven always dreamed of helping others through medicine, but he also believed in being at the forefront of technology. Studying in the Bioinformatics program allowed him to do both. "I define success as being able to make an impact and a difference."
After being inspired by his co-op terms at the University Health Network, Google, and Facebook, Zaven has seen first-hand the impact that science and technology can have on our lives. He wants to be a top-notch professional in his field. That's why he chose Waterloo.
Edward - Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree (BBA/BCS)
Being different can get you noticed. Edward, a BBA/BCS double-degree student, says being in a unique program has paid off with recognition from employers worldwide. Outside of his studies, Edward has won a hack-a-thon, hosted by Research and Motion, been selected as a participant in the Next 36 Venture - an elite entrepreneurial program - and was one of only 26 students in North America to be invited by Google to attend their Android Camp in California. Having only completed 2 years of studies at Waterloo, Edward is already beginning to make his mark.
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