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Waterloo AIF- My goals and interest and my reason for choosing Waterloo

Chibi1 1 / 1 1  
Dec 31, 2016   #1
Part A:
Question 1:

Reasons 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.
(900 character limit)

Ans: 1. I want to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering and I believe Waterloo is the right place for me. As an Electrical Engineer I want to develop new innovative devices which will help everyone in their daily lives. Striving to innovate is in the culture of Waterloo and this culture will help me build new innovative and creative devices and the fact that Blackberry, which is arguably the first smart phone, was founded in Waterloo shows that culture. My goal is to be an engineer for the world by making new, safe and reliable electronics which will make people's lives easier and faster and Waterloo's great co-operative education will contribute to achieve my goal. The co-op program would allow me to apply my academic knowledge in a workplace, open up more doors in the future and help me gather new ideas. Waterloo will help me accomplish my dream of becoming an Electrical Engineer. (891 characters)

Question 1:

Engineering Interests and Goals

Briefly explain why you are interested in engineering and particularly in the program to which you have applied.

Ans: 1 From a very young age I was always curious about how things worked like how switches turned on appliances, how my toy car responded to the remote control in my hand, etc. During the start of high school my Physics teacher played a big role in inspiring me to pursue an Engineering degree. He engaged in interactive Physics lessons with me and the Electricity chapter in our syllabus fascinated me the most. He also encouraged me to take part in the school science fair project where my team consisting of 4 people, made a flashlight that used heat energy from the water inside the tube to generate electricity with the hand acting as a switch. All these experiences have led me to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. As an Electrical Engineer I want to develop innovative devices that will help everyone, rich and poor alike, and work to make this world a better place to live in. (887 characters)

Ques. 2:

More About Your Goals

What sorts of things would you like to do or accomplish in Waterloo Engineering and why? (900 character limit)

First and foremost I would like to learn new things and satisfy my innate curiosity and I believe in Waterloo I can accomplish that. I never feel like it's too old to learn something and that being able to gain knowledge is a wonderful blessing. I am still amazed and revert to an energetic and innocent child at new discoveries and so I would quite enjoy my time at Waterloo. Alongside that I also have a deep desire to work with diligent and intelligent people from all walks of life. Even from brief conversations I believe things can be learned and ideas exchanged and so working together would no doubt be extremely beneficial for everyone involved. I am a team player and would be delighted to work and study together with them. As they say, two heads are better than one. So these are the goals and visions I have in my venture to Waterloo and would be delighted in seeing them come true. (895 characters)

Hthmn 6 / 14 3  
Dec 31, 2016   #2
I think you need to be more specific in your answers for these question. As you know Waterloo University is one of the most prestigious universities both in Canada and worldwide. Therefore, I encourage you to visit the university website to learn in-depth about the university and to find out some interesting things about the Electrical Engineering department on it. So you can write about them.

Be more informative and relate your answers to factual aspects about the university especially with your answer to the last question.

Best of luck.
OP Chibi1 1 / 1 1  
Jan 1, 2017   #3
Thanks for the advice. In my answer to the first question I have talked about the university with its co-op program and its goal of producing innovative engineers, maybe I should add its reputation and something about the Electrical Engineering department as well. As for the question, I did not talk about the university because I believe they want to know more why I am choosing Electrical Engineering. And upon re-reading the third question, I can see that I have not written much about the university itself but have generalized it so I will complete rewrite it. Thanks ago, will post the updated version here.

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