For uWaterloo co-op students, at the end of your work term you get a work term evaluation. You get graded on certain characteristics, as well as receive a final overall evaluation with the following possible grades:
[UNSATISFACTORY, MARGINAL, SATISFACTORY, GOOD, VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING]
This seems like a decent scale, but a problem arises when your employer takes the scale literally and doesn’t know about how inflated these evaluations typically are. The vast majority of students get a score of Excellent or Outstanding. Anything below that could be considered a red flag!Continue reading
In my last post, I mentioned that there are 2 points of failure when getting a job or internship. There’s the failure to get the interview, and then there’s the failure to pass the interview. This post will be about addressing the first kind of failure.Continue reading
How you have you found success in your interviews?
I received this question in responses to a post I made. Instead of answering it directly, I want to take a step back and answer a broader question which includes it.Continue reading
How do the Software Engineering and Computer Science programs at the University of Waterloo compare from your own experience?
I received this question a few weeks ago when I made a post about answering any/all questions about the University of Waterloo due to them cancelling their open house.Continue reading
I initially wrote this guide after my first year, where I learned (the hard way) that time management is the key to academic success. I was absolutely miserable during my first year, and I see many students struggling with the same thing. I wish I had somebody tell me how to study effectively and manage my time, so I’ll write down my advice for any future struggling students. All the tips I’m going to give you are actionable and give tangible results.Continue reading
I had the opportunity to do an internship at Google for the Summer of 2019. It was a great learning experience where I was exposed to many different technologies, and got to work on an interesting problem.Continue reading
In the fall of 2018, I had the opportunity to do an internship at Wish. I worked as an Android developer at their San Francisco HQ. As a part of our onboarding process, we were given $100 USD in Wish Cash to get familiar with the app. So I was in the unique position of being both a user and a developer for Wish.Continue reading