|Who are "WE?"
Get to know Michelle Prestwich,
Western Engineering Student Career Services
long have you been affiliated with Western Engineering?
I started in Western Engineering Student Career Services almost 2 years
ago. In my
role I coordinate the co-op programs and services available to students and
employers. I am responsible for administering our summer co-op and
internship program which includes marketing the program to students and
employers. Career Services also holds many events including Career Fair,
Practice Interview Day, Employer Information Sessions, Careers Evening with
Alumni and much more, as a way for employers and students to connect.
What is the first thing you would
do if you were Dean of Western Engineering?
Continue the great work that is being done in reaching out to the
community. I believe that the students, staff, faculty and alumni are our
greatest assets in promoting the accomplishments and achievements of Western
Engineering to the community both locally, nationally and internationally.
What do you like most about
The people. We have an exciting faculty that is constantly changing and
trying new things.
What was the last book you
The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown.
What have you always wanted
Backpacking through Europe.
What advice would you give to
someone considering a career in engineering?
Take advantage of all the resources that are available. We offer many
programs, services and events for students to make the most of their time in
Engineering. It is important to make connections inside and outside of the
classroom. The more students are involved the more they will get out of
their experience here at Western.
On a typical day, what would we
find in your lunch box?
A sandwich, apple and yogurt. That is if I am remember to bring my lunch.
What is your favourite movie?
Phenomenon. I am a huge John Travolta fan.
Which engineer (famous or not) do
you respect the most?
Thomas Edison. After the famous blackout during August which was my first
summer in Engineering I realized how thankful I am for the light bulb.
us about your favorite spot on campus.
The Wave. It brings back many memories from my time here as an
undergrad and it is definitely a great place to eat too.
How has Western Engineering
changed since you’ve been involved with the Faculty?
I have seen so many changes in the short time that I have been here. The
Faculty is continuing to grow with many more programs and services; however
even with the continued growth, Western Engineering still keeps a community
feel to it, which I see as one of our major strengths.
What is your most memorable
moment at Western Engineering?
I started in June 2003 so it was a very "quiet" time of year. I instantly
knew it was frosh week by seeing "purple" engineers all around on campus the
first week of September. That's when I knew the fun would begin.
What are you most proud of
accomplishing over the past five years? Obtaining my degree. I was the
first one in my family to go on to post-secondary education. My convocation
day was a proud moment for me and my family.
If there is someone in Western
Engineering you would like to learn more about or if you would like to be
contact Allison Stevenson via email (firstname.lastname@example.org),
telephone (ext. 82917) or stop by her office (SEB Room 2074). Your comments
and feedback are also greatly appreciated.