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Panel discussion: Engineering program applications

On the evening of February 26, UCC boarders participated in a panel discussion designed to assist Year 10-11 students who are keen to make Engineering their program of choice at university. Neo Lou, Brian Tu and Billy Shi are Year 12 students who have recently completed Engineering applications to universities in Canada, the United States and the UK. While the process was still fresh in their minds, they volunteered to share their experience with Year 10 and Year 11 boarders. Over the course of 60 minutes the students addressed the following:

What is the difference between:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

What did you do in the summers leading up to applications:

  • DEEP at University of Toronto
  • Catalyst Engineering program at the University of Waterloo
  • summer job

What did you learn through the process that you wish you’d known?

  • How important it is to start the application process early
  • Write Common Application essay for the US in the summer
  • Writing the Personal Statement for the UK in the summer
  • Research scholarships for Canadian universities in the summer