"My overall internship experience helped me discover the different types of employment my program had to offer and that I could pursue after graduation. What's more, the program allowed me to demonstrate what I am most skilled at when opportunities arose and build further professional experience."
– Chloé-Ann Berce, Sociology
"Before I started Co-op, I had almost no professional experience in my chosen field of study, accounting. Given all three of my internships were in accounting firms, they gave me first-hand exposure to working with clients across a wide range of industries. That, in turn, gave me the right experience to best prepare for the workforce and build a very strong network."
– Brenden Kumarasamy, Accountancy
"My passion was to always go into Artificial Intelligence (AI) but I knew this was not an introductory field with my typical bachelor's degree. However, during one of my internships I expressed my interest and got an interview with the company’s AI team and ended up getting an internship for the next summer. I am presently working there with a real possibility to get a job in AI right after I graduate thanks to the work the Co-op did to help me land me an opportunity of a lifetime!"
– Brinda Rebekah Mailvaganam, Software Engineering
“I remember, when I started my degree, being hesitant about putting up a LinkedIn profile. Like many other students, I had a previous degree, and unrelated work experience, and it felt awkward. A friend from Bangladesh I met at my very first internship (NSERC grant at a Concordia professor’s lab) convinced me to put up a profile anyway. Over the years, I kept on polishing the profile, adding my co-op experiences, documenting my work, projects, as well as tutorials I was completing in my free time. Eventually, it paid off in a big way!”
- Simon Brillant-Giroux, Computer Science