Name: Adeline Wang
Program: Electrical Engineering
Degree you are studying toward: Bachelor of Applied Science
Expected year of graduation: 2020
Institution: University of Waterloo
Fun Facts About Me
If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?:Caring friend, thoughtful leader, team player improving the status quo.
Share one fun fact about yourself: I was a former national-level competitive fencer!
What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?: I hope to pursue a career in consulting or product management, as I am most passionate about the intersection of technology and business. I hope to apply my technical skill set and engineering internship experiences to a business-facing environment. My goal is to drive the design and implementation of major products used by millions of users across the world.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........?: The most inspiring engineer I know is Tracy Chou. She has been such an inspiring advocate for diversity in tech and was a key early engineer in Pinterest and Quora.
Why did you choose your program of study?: I wanted to gain a very technical and specific skill set that can be applied to a variety of industries. Integrated circuits has played such an important role in our societal development, and I see the value it has brought to one's life.
What has been your favourite course (in Engineering) and why?: Introduction to Programming, a first year coding course is my favorite. This course introduced me to coding and its impact. It amazes me that lines of code can be repeated countless times so quickly! The most important lesson I've taken from the course is that I can build whatever I want with code.
What has been the best part of your Engineering education to date?: At Waterloo, engineering students are split into cohorts of approximately 120 students. We share all our classes for the entire program. This instills a deep sense of camaraderie, as we experience our successes and lessons learnt with one another. As a team, we work through difficult classes, practice for interviews, and go through the Waterloo Engineering experience.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?: I hope to apply technical experiences to a business-facing environment in a consulting or product management role.