Q&A with transfer student Ruo Song

Meet Ruo Song, a UTSC physics student who transferred to U of T Engineering.

student Ruo Song


Previous Program: Physics at UTSC
Current Program: Mechanical Engineering
Current Activities: On PEY Co-op at Magna

When did you first consider transferring?
I always had an interest in engineering – even before starting at UTSC. I decided to apply for a transfer in my first year of physics.

What was your motivation for seeking a transfer to U of T Engineering?
Engineering is all about bringing novel ideas to life, which became more appealing to me once I reached university. I was drawn to U of T Engineering for its reputation as the best engineering school in Canada. I also heard about the Professional Experience Year Co-op (PEY Co-op) program, which sounded pretty interesting.

How was the process of transferring?
The process was pretty straightforward, and I received some transfer credit for the courses I completed in my first year at UTSC.

Once you started at U of T Engineering, how did you find the community?
When I first joined the U of T Engineering community, I took full advantage and participated in all the Frosh Week festivities. It was really fun and a great way to meet future friends, classmates and teammates. I’ve also met a lot of new people in my program through Facebook. The engineering community is really friendly and very welcoming.

What are your plans for the future?
I am currently working full-time as a Project Engineer at Magna through my PEY Co-op, which is giving me great exposure to the opportunities that lie ahead. I’m considering a Master of Engineering degree after graduation. I really love engineering and plan to devote my career to innovation in the field.

Learn more about transferring to U of T Engineering