Hi, I’m Vincent, a CS student at the University of Toronto. I was lucky enough to receive internship offers from Lyft, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and Lime over the course of my time at University. I used the following study and preparation methods to acquire the internships and continue to utilize them for my current and future job searches.
Thanks for taking the time out to read this article and I hope it provides you with something useful in your upcoming job search.
**Please note that article primarily targets first time job searchers**
1. Make sure you prepare well before searching for a job. At minimum have a strong LinkedIn profile and a resume that looks professional and is easy to read through. I strongly recommend CTCI author, Gayle L. McDowell’s resume structure. You can tweak the section order and size to better accommodate your achievements and your target company’s requirements. …
Hi, I’m Vincent,
a CS student at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus (UTSC). I was lucky enough to experience a 4 month coop term with Microsoft Vancouver in the Garage Internship as a Software Developer. I had a great time throughout the internship and felt that I’ve grown as developer because of the challenges.
As such, I’d like to share my experience, interview process, and thoughts on the overall internship.
*Update: The project info was released to the public, please see below for further info.*
Application and Interview Process
Around September/October 2017, a Microsoft campus recruiter visited the UTSC campus. I had my resume quickly reviewed by her and was later selected for an on-campus interview. The university also asked that I apply online and sent her a follow-up email with a brief intro about myself. The interview was pretty straight-forward, some questions on my resume then one technical question with a MS engineer. …