Why? Earn a competitive salary Apply classroom learning Develop crucial employability skills Resume & cover letter development and interview skills - an easy transition to work is facilitated Soft Skills
Have the opportunity to work outside of Manitoba/Canada. Build a network! Get better grades! ……… usually. Gain a realistic understanding of the choices available with your degree.
Stats 150+ placements per year across Canada –2012 – 156 67 placements in summer 2013 –11 west coast –3 Coursework Master’s
Robotics Lab HCI Lab EISI (Zywave) RIM (Blackberry) Currently: iQmetrix Employer! Shell Canada DND/ Invenia Currently: Masters in Comp Sci Ag Canada Prime Focus Rim (Blackberry) Currently: EA)
TRIUMFTRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories.
Summer 2013 Employers
Special Guest #1 William Humphreys-Cloutier –Freshbooks, Toronto (Work Term I) –500px, Toronto (Work Term II)
FreshBooks –Freshbooks – “Cloud Accounting” –Sounds super boring. Nope! –My best summer ever? –Lots of independence. –Learn a ton! –Amazing culture.
500px – “World’s Best Photography” – Rockin’ lean startup team (~20) – Loads of independence and trust – Worked with really cool, cutting edge web technologies – Connections in T.O. tech scene – Perks!
Special Guest #2 Robin Swanson Canada Japan Program –Taiyo Industrial, Wakayama, Japan (Work Term I, II & III) –TRIUMF, Vancouver (Summer Student –Dept of Computer Science (Optional Work Term IV)
Canada Japan Coop Program Amazing Employers –NTT, SONY, Panasonic, Osaka Gas, Kao Chemicals, Fujitsu, SANYO... Great Students –From students across Canada –UBC, SFU, Toronto, Manitoba Spectacular Country –Rich history –Easy travel –Friendly people
Taiyo Industrial Co., Ltd. Wakayama, Wakayama Specialty in FPC –Cameras, Cell Phones, etc. Test Systems Department –Visual inspection of FPC My Work: –Low-level interaction with motors & cameras –Image processing –GPU programming –Android development
TRIUMF Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics Nuclear Medicine, Materials Science, Particle Accelerators Excellent Student Program –Lab Tours, Lectures, Excursions My Work: –DEAP-3600 Dark Matter Experiment –Analysis & Simulation of DAQ hardware
Current Work Transversals in Rectangles –Working with Dr. John van Rees –Creating an algorithm to find the maximum frequency in which a rectangle has a transversal –Learning something nobody has ever known before UMSATS –Inter-University Satellite Competition –Acting lead of Science and Payloads –Sending animals to space
Special Guest #3 Heather Kuppe Cogmation Robotics (Work Term I)