I completed my 3rd co-op term at OpenText as software developer (backend). I worked on Team WebScale for their Core Share and OT2 Microsoft Office Online integration products. I was super excited during this co-op term because I was working mostly on the backend side, which was different than my previous co-op terms. I really enjoyed this new experience! I learned a lot about Microsoft WOPI protocol as well. I absolutely enjoyed working with my team (even though this term was also remote/online). I really appreciate how everyone was super friendly and easily to talk to! I feel like I've learn some really great skills over the term and I hope to continue to improve these skills in my future as well :) I certainly enjoyed this term, especially because of how nice everyone was and because of how interesting/new the work was!
Dec. 24, 2020, 6 p.m.
I completed my 2nd co-op term at Grapevine6 (now Seismic LiveSocial as of Nov. 2020) as a junior developer (changed to "software engineer" after Nov. 2020). I worked on the app team, took part in biweekly sprints, and was super happy that I could start contributing as quickly as I did. I learned a lot about React, TypeScript, AngularJS, Ionic, and MongoDB. I also learned how to refactor functions to async and how to implement selenium tests with a Chromedriver. I really enjoyed working with my team, even though my term was remote and online. I also really appreciated how easy it was to ask questions and get help from everyone on my team. I feel like I've learned a lot of valuable skills over the term, and I'm very thankful for the packages I was sent :) I genuinely enjoyed this term a lot, especially because of how fun and interesting the work was!
April 24, 2020, 6 p.m.
I completed my first co-op term at Economical Insurance as a software developer. I worked on the COTS team as a ServiceNow developer. I took part in monthly sprints (Agile) by completing development and design tasks given by the business. I learned a lot about ServiceNow at a fast pace and was able to contribute right away into the February sprint. I learned so fast that my supervisor asked me to create a ServiceNow 101 documentation for new developers. I really enjoyed working with my team because of how much they taught me and because of the friendship they showed me. I also learned a lot about automated tests and I was able to share my knowledge with the rest of my team. Most of all, I learned about the software development cycle and how much it impacts end-users. I was especially happy each time our sprint ended because I knew my development was going to be used to help current and future users, and that it'll make a long-lasting impact to the company.