Name: Nicole Flindall

Program: Mechanical Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: Carleton University

Education / Degree(s): Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

Current Job Title: System and Integration test engineer

Current Employer: General Dynamics Canada

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Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
I collect Beast Wars Transformers toys.

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
Moyra McDill. She was able to reinvigorate my love of engineering when academic stress was bogging everyone down.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
I wanted to learn how I could develop anything that could end up making somoene's life better.

What are your best memories of your engineering education?:
During my fourth year project and really focusing on all aspects of a project while managing a small team within our larger team.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
It's all about problem solving; engineering classes instilled in me that everything comes down to understanding how to tackle a problem. Once you have those basics you can do anything, even ask for help.

What do you love most about your career?:
I get to work with some really brilliant minds and see how a team working together can meet milestones while also having a few laughs.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
Things change and that's ok. You may start out in Aerospace engineering but experience great satisfaction with a programming class more than other classes; you can transfer into something else easily with the help of mentors and staff; as long as you enjoy what you do.