Stephen is the newest member of the Welaptega Team. He is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at Dalhousie University and is working on completing his third and fourth co-op terms here at Welaptega. Much like previous recruits, we thought it would be awesome to get to know more about this aspiring young man so we sat down with him for a Q&A.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I previously attended Saint Mary’s University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Diploma in engineering. I am originally from Nigeria and I moved to Canada, along with my family, in 2012. I have had a few research positions where I have had the opportunity of working in research labs in some universities. Aside my research positions, I have had two previous co-op terms at namely: – Metamaterial Technology Inc. and National Research Council – National Institute of Nanotechnology. I currently work at Welaptega where I hope to complete my third and fourth Co-op terms. I am very relatable and I love to watch movies.
How did you hear about Welaptega?
I first came across Welaptega in a job posting on my university’s website called myCareer. When I read about the services that Welaptega provided and how operations were conducted, I became very interested in working for the company.
How do you see the experience you are gaining here at Welaptega factoring into your future?
Lots and lots of 3D modelling through utilizing different methods and software alongside lots of research and development to improve accuracy and operations. These are the experiences I’m gaining here at Welatega and as an engineer-in-training, these are experiences to cherish. The exposure to such an environment will help me broaden my horizon in terms of modelling and designing therefore adding to my engineering skills.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
O’Shea Jackson Jr. from “Straight outta Compton”, only because I think there might be a bit of a resemblance.
What is your hidden talent?
I have a unique sense of empathy and I’m willing to understand everyone’s perspective; this makes me a great team player and someone who can harmonize the group.
What advice would you give to a co-op student starting their first day with Welaptega?
It’s a relaxing environment so do not feel tense. Ask whatever question that’ll help you understand the project at hand, there are always people around willing to help and finally let your imaginations run wild as creativity will be well accepted.
If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?
A knife – to kill my food and carve out any other necessities, a blanket – to protect myself from bugs and for warmth and a lighter – to help start a fire to cook food, for warmth and for a signal for help.
How do you define success?
Achieving one’s full potential and acquiring happiness and fulfillment in the process.