Reason for choosing your program and Waterloo
-Please tell us about your educational goals, your interest in your chosen program(s), and your reasons for applying to the University of Waterloo. If you have applied to more than one program, please discuss your interest in each program(900 character limit or 150 words)
Answer-The reason I chose to study in Computer Science and Computer Engineering is mainly because of the influence that my elders have left on me. Growing up, I watched my elders get invested in the Tech industry and talk about how computers would be the biggest assets in the world in the upcoming decades. The confidence in their tone set me on my journey to trying to understand why such a simple device would change our regular way of living.
Since then, I set out on my own path to understand computing with proper depth. I've tried learning some of the basics of computer languages such as the fundamentals of data structures in C and object oriented programming in Java from my mentors, and I can confidently say that making sense of a line of code which seems to be gibberish to a regular person's eyes is a treat.
So when I looked up for universities which offered computing programs, I couldn't help but notice the reputation University of Waterloo had in that sector, especially in the co-op programs.
The reason why I'm so keen on entering University of Waterloo is because of the possibility of getting to work alongside my academic studies. Unlike most of the reputed universities, the fact that the University of Waterloo offers such windows of opportunities is fascinating to me, and I hope to be given the chance to prove my worth to them.