Thus far I’ve completed a 16-months internship @IBM as a Technical Analyst and Software Developer in Toronto, a term @MacU as a computing Research Assistant and a part-time internship @Mixem, as a Front-End Developer Intern. In the meantime, I’m working on building a predictive model of the upcoming NBA season, and learning the basics of UI/UX Design.
For more, you can follow this link to see my resume, otherwise, I invite to check out my website!
Software Developer and Technical Analyst Intern
May 2018 - August 2019
After my freshman year at McMaster, I had the opportunity to experience my first co-op, at IBM as a Software Developer and Technical Analyst Intern, over the course of 16-months. Although I won’t be getting into details here, please do feel free to reach out and ask me about any of the following more!
Our department's main focus revolves around maintaining and improving our client’s order processing and back-end trading platforms. Our main goals are to help them improve their efficiency, and increase their overall processing power.
Due to the sheer length of this internship, my first few months severely focused on training of all the technologies I’d be using during my tenure. During this I was accompanied by a mentor and an overlapping intern, who just spent over a year in my role. As well as, support from my Delivery Manager and Program Manager.
In the beginning, my role primarily consisted of software development using Python and Java, for associates who consulted with our clients - TD, National Bank, Desjardins and HSBC. However, as I progressed within my role, I was given projects and tasks that allowed me to work client-side, which involved meeting with new and pre-existing clients to discuss their needs and specifications for their upcoming project and then develop technical mock-ups and presentations to use to recommend solutions and provide strategic advice to our clients. Throughout the 16-months, I worked on 21 different projects, while handling 2 of my own clients, TD and National Bank, for 8-months and 6-months respectively.
On a weekly basis, my role consisted of the following:
All in all, given that 16-months is longer than most internships, I was able to learn a lot more than I expected. The project-to-project culture assured I’d be learning and experiencing something new every few weeks, and I was able to work on not just my technical skills, but my soft skills as well.
Dr. Christopher Anand - Research Assistant
January 2019 - April 2019
After my freshman year and during my co-op at IBM, I took upon a part-time research assistant role for 4 months under Dr. Christopher Anand from the Faculty of Computing and Software @McMaster, between January and April 2019. While assisting him in his research, I also managed and helped organize Dr. Anand’s OutReach initiative.
As an assistant to Dr. Anand, my role consisted of the following:
This role taught me the structure, and processes required to conduct computing and software research, as I was given a unique insight of Dr. Anand’s upcoming research projects, and took the opportunity to understand how everything actually functioned.
The OutReach initiative is a program targeted towards young students in High School, that teaches them the basics and core principles of computer science and software development. As one of the developers, I built multiplayer games, using Elm and Haskell, that implemented game design principles that taught young students how to program. Alongside a team, I then taught over 200 kids how to program and design applications using these principles.
All in all, beyond learning technical skills, I was also able to build upon my soft skills of organization, time management and most importantly presentation. Overall, the entire experience was very enriching and fulfilling, as it allowed me to explore new languages and frameworks, while being able to spread my love of programming to the next generation!
Vice President Sponsorship
January 2019 - January 2020
At the end of my freshman year, I had the opportunity to join DeltaHacks V as their sole Website Designer, from June 2018 to January 2019, where I developed and built DeltaHacks.com. Due to my growth, and level of performance, I was offered the position of Vice President Sponsorship for DeltaHacks VI, a role which I entered in January 2019.
As VP of the Sponsorship portfolio, I managed a cross-functional 10-executive team that aimed to obtain funding from companies involved within the tech community.
Before I was able to begin reaching out to sponsors, I had to ensure we had all the needed resources. The following are a few of the major tasks I handled:
However, generally, my current role entails the following:
Campus Ambassador Initiative
Beyond my role as VP Sponsorship, I spearheaded and launched Delta’s first ‘Campus Ambassador’ Initiative, which intends to create a Delta community at other North American universities and colleges. The campus ambassador program is our external leadership position, that allows students from other educational institutions to represent DeltaHacks and involve us in their tech communities. I designed this initiative with the intentions to bring in a more diverse pool of students for DeltaHacks VI and attract communities from campuses with a low percentage of applicants.
All in all, my experience at DeltaHacks has been phenomenal, and it's one of the few organizations I see myself being apart off, till I graduate. I’ve been able to learn a lot through my multiple roles at Delta, especially how to manage and direct a team student executives, which entailed learning how to delegate and coach the team respectively and effectively.
FutureBlue Site Lead
January 2019 - August 2019
June 2018 - January 2019
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Website Designer and Developer
May 2018 - August 2018
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Consultant - Technology
September 2018 - January 2019
Student Campus Ambassador
September 2019 - April 2020