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Andrew Aslanidis

"Pivoting, to me, means taking all the progress, everything you've done in a project or some kind of path that you've taken, but then turning it into a completely different direction."

What does pivoting mean to you?

Pivoting, to me, means taking all the progress, everything you've done in a project or some kind of path that you've taken, but then turning it in a completely different direction.

How has McMaster Engineering taught you to pivot?

For the longest time, I thought I was going to be a Software Engineer. I really thought that that's where my passions were and that's what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Coming to McMaster Engineering and taking different courses and joining different clubs really ignited something within me that made me want to go into Mechanical Engineering. I've never looked back from first year when that was my first choice. I kind of pivoted to start my engineering degree.

How do you plan on implementing your learnings from McMaster Engineering into the real world?

At McMaster, I have gained a very interdisciplinary background through Mechanical Engineering courses, society courses, my business minor, and hands-on and leadership skills through extra curriculars. I plan on implementing them in my future career by drawing on all of that knowledge and those skills to create revolutionary things that change our world and the lives of others for the better.