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  • Studying Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo
  • Worked at Smart Solution during Winter 2018
  • Worked in Development team as Software Developer
My Experience

Being a student in 1A Computer Engineering at University of Waterloo, I was extremely nervous going into my first co-op term at Smart Solution as a Software Developer. Nervous that I wouldn't be qualified enough for the job or my co-workers would treat me poorly but everyone at Smart Solution was welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I could not have asked for a better first term co-op experience.

I personally loved the balance of being able to work independently while getting the proper guidance to do so. I was presented with a lot of challenging learning opportunities that allowed me to grow as a developer. My team was very supportive and always encouraged me to ask questions.

All the employees at Smart Solution were so dedicated and self-motivated, it only inspired me to work harder. While working there, I was able to attend important meetings, obtaining insight on the company's long-term goals which really made me feel like I was a part of the team. The company was also very inclusive in all aspects - meetings, lunches, code development and even their Ping-Pong game challenges.

I am truly grateful for my time at Smart Solution and all the aspiring, talented people I have met. Smart Solution has set new standards for me in terms of work culture and team leadership and it was an incredible place to spend 4 months!

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