Ryerson University co-op student. Daytime coordinator. Nighttime procrastinator.
Shimul is an energetic co-op student joining us for 8 months from Ryerson University in Toronto. Even while juggling her licensing exams and a part-time job in addition to her project coordinator role at CMiC, she comes to the office every day with a positive energy and ‘can-do’ attitude. Quickly becoming an integral part of the Services team, we are asking Ryerson if we really must give her back.
What is your role at CMiC?
I am a co-op project coordinator on the Global Services team. I work with issue tracking, project implementation and creating documents/reports.
I come as a student from the Ted Rogers School of Management, within the School of Accounting and Finance, at Ryerson University.
When did you join CMiC and why?
My first day of training was in May of 2019. I joined CMiC because I was interested in the consulting world and knew that CMiC had opportunities to work with clients in both the enterprise and cloud environments. Ultimately, I was looking to diversify my experience as much as possible.
Also, during my interview, I recognized the start-up like environment here at CMiC. A company’s culture is a priority for me, and I liked that CMiC has a culture of learning.
How did you hear about the internship opportunities at CMiC?
As an accounting and finance student, I wanted to explore options within the consulting industry to work toward my goal of becoming a forensic accountant. I was looking to join a company that truly helps their employees develop professionally and personally.
I saw CMiC and felt like I should go for it because it would be a unique opportunity to explore construction and technology—two industries I may never get to explore if I continue down a traditional ‘accounting and finance’ path. As I did more research, I realized that the opportunity at CMiC will still help me stay competitive by developing many important soft and hard skills that are applicable to my finance courses and, realistically, any career down the road.
What do you like best about being an intern at CMiC?
- I love the people I work with. They are super caring and inspiring. Everyone wants to ensure that I’m having a great experience during my time at CMiC. My team especially is very nurturing.
- The yoga at lunch twice a week and the great office snacks!
Where is the best lunch spot?
I love Freshii. If I’m feeling healthy, I’ll go for the Fiesta Salad with kale and extra salsa fresca and tofu. My backups are the Buddha’s Satay and Oaxaca bowls.
In the office, I like to eat on the patio.
What do you listen to on your morning commute?
If I’m taking public transit, I like to sleep during my morning commute. Otherwise, if I’m working that evening at my part-time job, I will drive so that I can get to work after work, haha.
What skills are you developing during your term at CMiC?
I’m learning to read between the lines, especially with issue tracking. I’m also learning general project management skills like implementation strategies, seeing the ‘bigger picture,’ and how to be proactive.
Go-to CMiC office snack?
Maranda from marketing’s baking. She brings the best treats in the office, girl. The cereal or fruit offered in the kitchen are also good too. Oh, and the variety of tea options is impressive.
What is your favourite part of the day?
Lunch! Because I get to hang out with everyone. Or yoga time because it’s when I feel the most zen.
Any tips for other interns?
I would tell anybody looking for an internship to go ahead and apply to CMiC! Not only will it be a worthwhile experience, but the opportunities here are unique. You get the best of both worlds at CMiC—a startup like culture but the standards of a corporate environment. Also, working with CMiC’s international clients means you gain global experience.