Sara Haider Twitter Software Engineer talks about Waterloo Engineering

Sara Haider Twitter Software Engineer talks about Waterloo Engineering


It’s meant so much to me in my career to have that great Waterloo education behind me and to know that I have a place that I can tap for talent as well and it’s meant so much to me and Twitter to be able to recruit and get new talent from the University. In Silicon Valley meet people from Waterloo all the time just recently I was interviewing someone who is about to join my team and when I shook his hand or rings clinked and I had a moment of oh you’re Canadian and he was like, you went to Waterloo, we had that shared history and I know when I’m looking at a candidate from Waterloo that they have had a solid education and a solid amount of work experience and the quality of the candidates that I look at from Waterloo I know meet the bar. By choosing waterloo it’s shaped my future because of the co-op program my last two internships were at Google and they were the most eye-opening experiences that I could have. The Waterloo co-op program set me apart personally because i had that breadth of experience by the time I graduated. Waterloo turns 60 and I am so proud to be part of this legacy it makes me feel really empowered that I was an engineering graduate from Waterloo and that I’m amongst such talented people both in Waterloo and in Silicon Valley. I’m Sara Haider software engineering 2008. When I was little I wanted to be a computer scientist and Waterloo help me fulfill that dream.

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