Name: Amy Tai
Program: Management Engineering
Degree you are studying toward: Bachelor of Applied Sciences
Expected year of graduation: 2022
Institution: University of Waterloo
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Fun Facts About Me
If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?:Amazingly passionate, incredibly caring, and very hard-working.
Share one fun fact about yourself: I can write the alphabet with my non-dominant hand.
What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?: I would want to finish my undergraduate degree, earn my Professional Engineering designation and hopefully work abroad. I also want to be able to contribute back to the community by volunteering with an organization that fosters hands-on learning with youth.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........?: My brother because he is incredibly dedicated and passionate about his company. He never stops learning and always strives to improve his operations to obtain maximum efficiency and provide his customers with the best quality.
Why did you choose your program of study?: This program provides me with the opportunity to learn the basics of managerial business, engineering, and coding- the three disciplines that I was very interested in and passionate about in high school. Additionally, this program has co-op which provides me with applicable hands-on learning.
What has been your favourite course (in Engineering) and why?: My favourite course (in Engineering) would have to be my Management Sciences course because it forces you to think and continually improve your thinking. It is the course that I struggle the most in, but also the course that I believe is forcing me to learn the most.
What has been the best part of your Engineering education to date?: My best part of my Engineering education would be working on my course projects as I have to apply the most number of technical and soft skills in these projects: time management, coding, organization, communication, etc. These projects are also incredibly challenging which makes me develop problem solving skills that I will later use in my life whether it be in completing assignments, resolving conflicts, etc.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?: I hope that I will be able to get a job with a company that is passionate about giving back to the community and enhancing the experience for society. I also hope that I will also be able to personally give back by volunteering as a mentor for an organization that provides a unique and beneficial learning experience for high school students.