Uniserve Communications recently participated in the Langara College Co-op & Career program by hiring two Computer Science students for a project involving the changing of Uniserve core CRM systems. While working with Uniserve lead developer, Don Johnson, the students became a vital part of the overall success of the project.
The students were involved with data normalization, front end application development, back end API development, and integrations with other systems, both internal and external. Don Johnson said, “The students were given the full scope of work and responded above our expectations. Without their participation, the project would not have been as successful as it turned out to be. Their legacy in our company can be seen in a core system that we will be using every day.”
Uniserve also teamed up with the University of British Columbia computer science department to provide projects enabling students to develop a full-fledged micro site application. The project designed by the students was to develop a web application that would enable customers to receive real time as well as historical information about all their locations, graphically displaying their bandwidth usage history and latency. Students then applied the skills acquired from the project management, development, and the interacting with stakeholders and provided a useable application. Gurmeet Jutla, VP of Technology at Uniserve commented, “It was a great experience working with the students and being able to participate in their learning experience and have a useable product delivered. This partnership will now be a standard part of Uniserve Academy.”
Jerry Jim, Sessional Lecturer, UBC says: “We are always thrilled when industry sponsors like Uniserve actively participate in our program. They inject a real-world practical scenario into student projects. It is a great example of how academia and industry can collaborate and make it a mutually rewarding experience.”