Computer Programmer (co-op)
I chose Canada because education here is affordable – and it’s a multicultural society with the possibility of migration. I chose Georgian because of its beautiful Barrie Campus and reputation for quality education.
Some of the things I liked about Georgian were the entrance scholarships, multi-cultural environment and beautiful infrastructure – especially the library. I enjoyed the low-cost trips held by the international team. I really benefited from the Writing Centre, jobs and volunteer opportunities through Student Council and the Success Centre’s support in resume and cover letter writing. I also loved the fitness centre.
I liked my programming courses, and my academic performance allowed me to obtain my first co-op position as a Computer Programmer at It Just Works Software, where I developed an iPhone app. On my second co-op, I worked at Blackberry as a Software Developer, helping to develop Blackberry voice assistance. I excelled, and my manager asked me to continue there for a four-month contract.
After graduation, I was placed here at Canamex. In my work, I support the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. I play an important role in making business more efficient. I love the challenge of my job, being part of an encouraging and intelligent team and developing mobile aps for various platforms. It’s great to be enjoying full-time work.