Hey guys, our VP Careers and Co-op has been hard at work organizing a sick event for Computer Science and STEM students at Ryerson. On February 1st, the CSCU will be hosting a Technology & Innovation panel featuring speakers from Tesla, Amazon, Google, Apple and Bell.

"This event will have 3-4 students & past students working in the industry to discuss their history with project development and how (or if) it tied into landing roles with big companies within the STEM industry. Lots of students, and people new to the industry have a misconception that there is a direct correlation to your success in the field and your CGPA. I’ve brought these specific individuals to discuss their portfolio and to emphasize the importance of their development."

- Matthew Mozaffari (CSCU VP Careers & Co-op)

The Panel timetable is as follows:

  1. 6:00PM Introductions
  2. 6:10PM First half of QA (40 Minutes)
  3. 6:50PM Networking/Food (40 Minutes)
  4. 7:30PM Second half of QA (30 Minutes)
  5. 8:00PMWrap up (20 Minutes)
  6. 8:20PM Student open mic QA (40 Minutes)
  7. 9:00PM Event has Concluded

The panel will be held in ENG103 in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. On Friday February 1st between 6:00PM-9:00PM. Dress code is business casual.

  • Eventbrite link can be found Here

There will be food.

Speaker Bios:

Arian Monavvari - Apple Manufacturing Design Engineer
Arian Monavvari - Apple
"Hi! I’m Arian, I study mechanical engineering at Waterloo. I’m currently 5 months into a one year coop at apple working as a manufacturing design engineer on the softgoods team. My interests are in the materials and manufacturing field. The most important step in my career was joining a design team at the start of university."

Tanissan Thavathurai - Uber Toronto Engineering Hub, Research & Development for self driving cars
Tanissan Thavathurai - Uber
"Completed my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University. I currently work for Uber ATG under Raquel Urtasun who leads the Toronto R&D engineering hub specializing in innovating Self-Driving technology"

Arman Amin - Owner Advisor at Tesla
Arman Amin - Tesla
Guelph Humber - Industrial Design                                                                     Owner Advisor at Tesla                                                                                               Owner at EYEBRO.DESIGN                                                                                       Arman is a Toronto Based Industrial Design student with 10+ years of B2B sales and 4 years of design experience at his own design firm.

Katrina Santos - Associate Director of Technical Project Management at Bell Media
Katrina Santos
Currently the Associate Director of Technical Project Management at Bell Media, responsible for National Technical Operations, Strategic Project Management and Implementation of revenue driven Advertising and Sales priorities. Implemented video ad technology stack on various players on some of Canada's most popular digital destinations. More than 13 years of Digital Ad operations.

Olsi Spahiu - Amazon Software Engineer
Olsi Spahiu - Amazon
"My name's Olsi. I'm a software engineer, finance enthusiast, and amateur chef. I graduated with a Computer Science degree from Ryerson University. Current likes include: C++, Python, Clean Code principles, Personal Finance.  Currently, I'm a SDE (Software Development Engineer) at Amazon in Toronto, ON. I work under the Alexa Speech organization and our team in Toronto is dedicated to building an Alexa product called Local Voice Control a.k.a "Alexa Offline". We mostly work in embedded C++."

Greg Leaver - Google Software Engineer
Greg Leaver - Google
"Greg is a Software Engineer on the Gmail team in Waterloo, Ontario who specializes in improving web application performance. He attended Ryerson from 2008-2013 and graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science (co-op) with honours. He worked at a number of small tech companies in Toronto during his co-op terms before joining Google in late 2013.  Greg is a recipient of the G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award for his continued engagement with the Computer Science department and Faculty of Science at Ryerson."