Are you an employer looking for applied computer science talent? Our master's students complete a co-op semester as part of their degree. Employers benefit from the flexibility of the program, the simple hiring process, and, most of all, the recruitment advantage: make better hiring decisions by working with potential employees before fully on-boarding!

GOOD TO KNOW

BCIC is offering the BC Tech Co-op Grants Program to assist small technology firms with funding their first co-op student.

OUR CO-OP EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:

3DM
Alida (formerly Vision Critical)
Demonware
Electronic Arts (EA)
Geotab
HSBC
Huawei
IBM
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
Koan Analytics
OneCup AI
Plenty of Fish
Realtor.com
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Salesforce
Samsung
Scotiabank
Save-On-Foods
Scotiabank
SFU Big Data Hub
Statistics Canada
Terramera Inc.
TrendMicro
Trulioo
Vancity
Visier

>> View our advisory council to see more industry partners

WHAT CAN OUR MASTER'S STUDENTS DO?

Every student will have a different skill set depending on the courses they chose within their program plan. Our co-op advisors can easily assist you with finding the right fit for your needs. Below is an overview of the areas our program can cover.

  • large-scale data processing
  • Apache Hadoop ecosystem
  • data warehousing and data lakes
  • cloud and distributed systems
  • machine learning and statistical analysis
  • SQL and NoSQL databases
  • data visualization and communication skills 
  • natural language processing 
  • large graph analysis 
  • SLAM systems
  • image and geometry processing 
  • computer vision
  • visualization systems and tools
  • robotics
  • AR/VR
  • computational photography
  • HCI and interactive systems
  • video games
  • medical image processing
  • information security and privacy
  • penetration testing and ethical hacking
  • system, network and cloud security
  • intrusion detection and prevention
  • cyber situational awareness
  • cyber risk assessment and mitigation
  • cryptographic protocols
  • secure software design
  • blockchain technology

THE CO-OP TEAM

Yumi Kikuchi

Co-op Coordinator

ykikuchi@sfu.ca

Hadar Hamid

Co-op Career Advisor

hkhamid@sfu.ca

Alessandra Pagliardi

Co-op Program Assistant

pmp_coop@sfu.ca (Mon-Wed)

Eunice Koh

Co-op Coordinator

eunice_koh@sfu.ca (on leave)

QUESTIONS?

Check out our FAQ page.

For co-op related questions, please e-mail pmp_coop@sfu.ca.