Internships


Rocscience regularly hires students as geotechnical interns to work with our engineers, contributing their fresh perspectives and academic talents towards the engineering software development process. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) to stimulate student interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering, and to encourage graduate studies and research careers. The majority of our geotechnical interns have won this award.

Recent Interns

Iqbal Budwal

This is my second term working with Rocscience and it was great to be back again doing work I enjoyed so much the first time around. Rocscience is continuing to innovate with excellent research and development in the geotechnical engineering field. At Rocscience the work I have been exposed to has kept me thoroughly engaged and determined to achieve more academically and professionally. The project I have been working on is RSPile 2.0, the completely new and improved 3D Pile analysis software. For RSPile 2.0 I have worked on implementing material models for soils and rocks. With my time at Rocscience I have learned a lot deal about programming and geotechnical theory which will be great assets in my career.

Jasmine Granum

Working at Rocscience exposed me to programs and tasks that I would’ve never imagined I’d have the opportunity to work with during a co-op term. I learned how to use two very popular CRM (customer relations management) softwares which included Maximizer and Salesforce as well as polished and updated my skills in Excel and Quickbooks. Many of my assignments involved conducting market research about USA, Australian, and South American Rocscience customers. I presented reports about my findings almost every week. The end goals of these presentations was to increase sales by contacting customers to increase retention. I also engaged and learned more about Salesforce by completing administrative tasks such as corresponding with customers through e-mail about their license renewal opportunities and software information.What made my co-op term most enjoyable was the Rocscience team who was patient and extremely helpful in investing their time to help me to learn and grow during this experience. Thank you Rocscience!

Jiayin Huang

I spent my term at Rocscience porting the sequence designer tool over to RS3 v2. I had a lot of fun with designing and writing the code. I found the SR & ED Log Books that they gave us to be useful for my brainstorming and planning. I'm also grateful to my mentor, Jason, for guiding me along the way. This past term, I learned a lot about 3D CAD, C#, .NET, WPF, and XAML. Other fun things I've experienced include sneaky binding errors, geometry errors ("Error segmenting geometry; loop detected in tunnel"), very… helpful 3rd party library documentation (region.ConvertToSolid: "Converts this region to a Solid object"), plane intersect solid black magic (very… documented behaviour), and a sneaky null pointer in binding logic somehow causing the top menu bar to disappear. I am now quite familiar with Visual Studio's debugging tools. This term has been a valuable learning experience.

Ehinomen Izokun

My time at Rocscience has been great experience! As a sales/marketing intern I worked on many tasks such as generating business and sales performance reports using Salesforce and other user-interfaces as well as working on customer reminders and order forms. I’ve grown a lot as an employee and as a person during my four months here and the experience I’ve gained is valuable to my future career. From fellow co-workers to the president and CEO, I was able to establish great relationships with many people at Rocscience. I would recommend for any co-op student to work here as it is an employee-friendly and productive work environment.

Allison Kennington

During my time at Rocscience, I was involved with the development of RSPile 2. With a focus on group pile analysis, I conducted literature reviews to determine which examples would be best to model, and verified and compared results with RSPile 1 and 2. As the RSPile 2 neared its release, I conducted a literature review to allow us to optimise the implementation of supplementary computational analysis features. My experience allowed me to explore the capabilities of software available to geotechnical engineers. Coupled with the research I completed, the knowledge I amassed will be immensely helpful when I commence my capstone design project in geological engineering next fall.

Eric Lin

My past term at Rocscience has been the most interesting and self-developing co-op term I have had to date! My transition into the geo-technical field of science and development was made much easier with the help of supportive supervisors and coworkers. Their ability to deal with my daily questions, however trivial to them, helped to guide me and my work tremendously. As a software developer intern, I got to learn about the technologies used in the programs at Rocscience. I worked on many aspects of the newly updated RSPile 2. My impact ranged from creating parts of the user interface to implementing new tools to many more responsibilities in-between. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn about the software in the geo-technical field. My time here has shaped me as a computer science student and the lessons I have learned will be remembered for years to come. I wish the best for Rocscience and their future interns, whom I hope will enjoy their experience and take away as much as I have.

Luke Oulahen

My time at Roc-science has been my favorite coop experience so far. Right from the start I was building a HoloLens augmented reality demonstration tool, which I saw through from idea to working app, being shown to potential customers. When I wasn’t bothering the other coop students, testing voice and gesture recognition, I got to work on improving the surface optimization algorithms for slide and slide^3. Between the challenging and rewarding projects, and the incredibly helpful fulltime employees, I think I have probably learned more in the past 4 months than I have on any of my school terms.

Summer 2017

Terence Ma Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Julien Chaperon Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Hunter Richards Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Alexandra Angelou Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Yichen Xio-Xio Zhao Nano Engineering, University of Waterloo
Edward Kofi Opoku Arts & Business, University of Waterloo

Winter 2017

Haoran Xu Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Luke Scollard Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Iqbal Singh Budwal Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Yichen Zhao Nano Engineering, University of Waterloo
Edward Kofi Opoku Arts & Business, University of Waterloo

Fall 2016

Nissrine Bouslama Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kray Centeno Cuellar Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Alyshan Jahani Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Grace Sung Ji Lee Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Neesarg Patel Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Caitlin Susannah Schropp Science & Business/Biotech, University of Waterloo

Summer 2016

Scott Corkum Mechanical Engineering, University of Guelph
Derek Lam Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Liam MacKichan Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Owen Westland Computer Science, Queen’s University
Winston Wong Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Bowen Wu Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Bohan Zhang Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2016

Julien Chaperon Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kaitlyn Diederichs Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Terence Ma Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Hyun Jun (Edmond) Yoo Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Jessica Zhang Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2015

Jason Cheung Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Ian Gardiner Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Matthew LaPoint Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kimberly Usi Software Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2015

Samuel Cheung Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Sriram Sundararaman Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Russell Todd Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Cody Tran Computer Science, University of Toronto
Daniel Wai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Owen Westland Electrical & Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
Jing Bo Yang Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2015

Parastoo Abtahi Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Victor Chung Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Helena Diao Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Stephen Li Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Trevor White Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Brent Zhang Business & Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Fall 2014

Samuel Cheung Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Andy Hoang Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Earl Magsipoc Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Rumman Rahman Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2014

Sarah Almasraf E-Business, Humber College
Jacob Ritchie Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Eleanor Siow Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Neil Veira Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Matthew Visser Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Justin Zhang Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2014

Aldo Katragjini Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Michael Liao Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Alan Lai Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Fall 2013

Shumin (Susan) Huang Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Xiaohan (Emily) Wu Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Summer 2013

Gavin Luo Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Parastoo Abtahi Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Suhaib Ahmed Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Aaron Wang Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Daniel Wai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Winter 2013

Amir Panahi Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Menaka Kiriwattuduwa Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Eric Sethna Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Michael (ChengLun) Xiao Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2012

Steve Chai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Gavin Luo Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Daniel Wei Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Andy Zhang Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2012

Derek Badner Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Fadi Basmaji Materials Engineering, University of McMaster
John Luo Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Andrew McDonald Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Aleck Wu Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2012

Steve Chai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Cat Mercer Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2011

Charles Allan Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mark Ranjram Enviromental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2011

Jean Hanna Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Bing Li Lassonde Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Shruti Srinivasan Materials Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2011

Charles Allan Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mark Ranjram Enviromental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2010

David (Tianhao) Hu Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
Grace (Zhanyu) Huang Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Paul Semple Geological Engineering, Economics, Queen's University
Heather Trommels Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Jason Woodfine Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2010

Calvin Yan Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2009

Tushar Verma Civil Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, India
Franco Chingcuanco Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2009

Xiao Su Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2008

Leslie-Ann Foulds Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Xiao Su Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2007

Gabriella Nuta Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Vainatey Kulkarni Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2006

Derrick Shum Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
Elena Priciou Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Felex Wibowo Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2005

Chris Doan Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Peter Chen Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2004

Ellen Yeh Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Holly Wonch Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2003

Michael Diez d'Aux Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Kien Vinh Duong Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

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