Rupinder Singh is a second-year CRMBA student majoring in Analytics. “Dal is the only university I applied to,” she says. “There were many perks of this program, mainly the 8-month corporate residency opportunity. Even though I am an experienced working professional, I needed Canadian experience before graduating, making it easier to land a post-graduation job.”
Rupinder says she was also drawn in by the help students receive through MCS for internships, like getting connected to employers in Atlantic Canada. She came to benefit directly from the support the team provides during her job search. “There was a time when I wasn’t getting any interview calls but, speaking to Ally really helped. A huge thanks goes to Jennie as well. Jennie has been my morale support all along the hiring process. Her encouraging words used to take stress away. Job searching during the pandemic has been full of anxiety but Ally and Jennie never let us lose hope.” With support from MCS, Rupinder landed a corporate residency with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster.
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) drives collaboration and accelerates innovation to grow Canada’s ocean economy. By harnessing emerging technologies, OSC is digitizing and optimizing marine operations, maximizing sustainable approaches to resources, and increasing safety for those operating in marine environments. At OSC, Rupinder has been working as an Analyst, serving in a generalist/consultant capacity. “My work primarily spans across finance and administration along with being a Salesforce admin, maintaining a comprehensive database of membership analytics,” she says. “I have helped my organization in streamlining various processes and automating their manual work using the Salesforce platform. I have introduced an internal ticketing system that soon will be extended to OSC’s external members. It’s already been a wonderful journey with OSC, both professionally and personally.”
When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Rupinder says, “I never feel like an intern at OSC. The team is so well connected in these unprecedented times. We have social meetings and a channel where we interact with each other. My hiring manager, the CAO of OSC, who happens to be my supervisor too, is so understanding. I just love this job.”
Rupinder’s advice for you:
- Never shy away from asking for help from your professors, your supervisors, or MCS. It’s important to realize when you need support and help and communicate that.