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.
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.