Name: Simran Kakodkar

Program: Chemical Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: University of Waterloo

Education / Degree(s): Bachelors of Applied Sciences, Honors Chemical Engineering (Co-op)

Current Job Title: Materials Project Engineer

Current Employer: Toyota North America

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Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
I have been practicing hot yoga for two years and love reading in my free time.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
I loved Chemistry, Math and Physics in high school, so it seemed like the perfect transition. I also researched the possible career paths I could get into with engineering degrees and I loved the idea of problem solving in all those roles

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
I use problem solving on a daily basis as well as my materials knowledge from the chemical engineering background. I am able to apply the things I learnt in school in a real world setting. My engineering degree has given me a broad background for me to tackle tasks at my work.

What do you love most about your career?:
I love contributing to a company knowing my works makes a difference.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
Do your research into the degree, possible career options and make sure you’re passionate about what you are going to do!

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