Current Workplace: Accenture
Title: Infrastructure Consulting Analyst
For my very first & second work term, I was at the Ministry of Health in a Systems Officer capacity. I assisted with the configuring, testing, and implementing of IBM’s electronic public health solution called Panorama – a Pan-Canadian health system/application. My role consisted mainly of testing and defect tracking, which allowed me to understand more of how the application works and the value that it brought to the health industry.
During my third work term, I was hired as an investigator assistant at Scotiabank,in this role, I supported senior investigators and line management in fraud investigations. I conducted investigative research and analysis using Scotiabank’s system and open source research tools, and performed searches for photographs of suspects in criminal attacks against Scotiabank.
For my fourth term, I secured a placement working at RBC and was hired on as an IT Infrastructure Auditor. I had collaborated with senior auditors to perform a few comprehensive audits, which also granted me the opportunity to liaise with internal clients to identify potential risks and control weaknesses of their systems. Possibly the co-op program with the largest number of co-op students hired in one term, I got to participate in events such as the RBC Co-op Innovation Day where I was placed in a team with 4 other co-op students with different backgrounds and knowledge. The challenge was to provide an innovative solution to a business problem and present it in front of a panel of judges and all the participants. In the end, my team and I had placed Top 4 in the competition.
My final work term was with the University Health Network.Since all my previous co-op roles were more technical, the Project Analyst role I took on was very different for me because it was more client-facing than previously experienced in my terms. Through my 4 months at University Health Network, I had created a SharePoint page to serve as a repository for all project-related documents for my team, conducted a live-demo of an application for 20 stakeholders, conducted multiple stakeholder engagement meetings in front of 10-15 colleagues at a time, as well as create technical documentation for a device that was rolled out to approximately 200 healthcare co-ordinators.
Companies worked in:
Ministry of Health
University Health Network