Alumni Profile

New alumni profile: Jing Yan (Jennifer) Dai

October 03, 2022

Meet one of our amazing new alumni who are graduating from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Jing Yan (Jennifer) Dai: BSc with Distinction, School of Computing Science

What was a highlight or favourite moment from your time at SFU?
Some of my favourite memories at SFU were in the common rooms of student union groups. In my first years of school, I met many new friends and mentors through the Women in Computing Science common room. I also met many of the important people in my life through the CSSS common room.

How has your experience at SFU prepared you for your career path?
SFU’s focus on practical, hands-on experience in coursework and in the co-op program enabled me to gain the skills I needed to land internships and the work experience to get a head start in my career. This includes not only the technical skills but also soft skills like teamwork and leadership.

What advice would you like to share to students in their first year?
Make time to get involved in clubs and attend events on campus. After two years of online school, I regret not having the opportunity to attend more school events on campus. It’s a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends.

What are your current plans?
Following two internships I did during my time at SFU, I’m excited to be returning to Google full time as a software developer working on one of my favourite products. I’ll be moving to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduation!