Despite experiencing failure and burnout frequently, students are reluctant to reach out for help. Visha Vijayanand, a former computer science student, is open and sincere about her struggles and insecurities with school. She has reached out for support in various communities—at home, school, and work. Now a third year student, Visha doesn't let the pressures of school stop her from learning and meeting new people.
Last winter, Elisa Lou wrapped up her undergraduate career at the University of Waterloo. In this edition of Get to Know, Elisa shares with us the valuable lessons she learned as a software engineering student, a co-op student, and a woman in computing.