October 2019

Mellie Chow is our October Ambassador of the Month! Mellie is an Executive Director with RTX Technology Partners. She graduated Applied Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo.

Why did you choose to study engineering?

It was the fastest path out of school while obtaining a Professional Degree and Global job security.

How do you apply your degree to your career?

It taught critical thinking and problem skills required for today’s complex business challenges and innovation.

What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Perseverance and hard work is power for the course. It’s a very reliable and consistent way to build foundation skills and start your career.

Female Undergraduate Enrolment by Province

Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest percentage of female undergraduates (28.2 per cent), while Saskatchewan displayed the lowest percentage of female enrolment in 2017, with only 18.5 per cent in the undergraduate engineering student population. Seven out of the nine provinces considered experienced increases in female undergraduate enrolment from 2016, while eight out of these same nine provinces experienced increases from 2013.

Statistics provided by Engineers Canada.