Academia & Students

CENGN is always looking for Canada’s most innovative students!

 


Become a CENGN Student

Every year we bring in approximately 40 of Canada’s most tech-savvy students in the fields of project management, marketing and engineering.

Be part of ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of next generation technologies. CENGN is the place to gather real world experience, make an impact, and geek out on cutting-edge technology. CENGN strives to grow a talent pool that is second to none, we are always looking for Canada’s best co-ops, interns and talent.

Work on Leading Technologies on our Unique Multi-Vendor Platform

CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing center employing interoperability between software, hardware and a multitude of products from many different vendors. Our unique multivendor physical and virtualized lab enables companies to test and validate the new and emerging software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies, applications and services before moving them to production.


How to Apply

Please forward your resume to the following CENGN email: student-hr@cengn.ca

Check out our Careers page for full-time opportunities.

 The positions listed below are for the Winter 2019 term.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Engineering team for a 4-month co-op term. This individual will start the term through a bootcamp to learn the latest in cloud technologies like (OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes), next generation networking principles (software defined networking) and general professional and collaboration skills. Upon completion of this bootcamp, the student will attempt the CENGN’s certification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in a professional manner among a team of experienced engineers
  • Contribute to technical projects led by CENGN engineering team in the area of next generation cloud systems, cloud and Internet networking, security and high-speed wireless technology
  • Demonstrate and articulate in depth understanding of new technologies both internally to CENGN team members as well as externally to CENGN members and partners
  • Support presentations with CENGN engineering team at public events like meetups and other technical forums.

 

View full job description: Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program & Product Management team for a 4-month Co-op term.

This individual will contribute to the Product Management team responsible for planning and executing various projects for small and medium enterprises who CENGN helps with commercialization. This role is suitable for a science or engineering student with business aptitude and interest. The student will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates. In this role, the student will interact with the Customer Solutions Engineer, Product Manager and the CENGN technical team to contribute to CENGN’s projects and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Basic understanding of Networking and Cloud technologies
  • Aptitude for understanding and learning new networking technology areas
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts effectively to non-technical audience
  • Superb organizational skills and keen attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with internal and external team members
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and ability to learn and adapt to new tools
 

View full job description: Cloud Services Engineering Student

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Training department for a 4-month co-op term. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Training Programs, the Cloud Technology Research student will assist with creating CENGN’s technical training content. The student will also participate in technical projects associated to CENGN Members and Partners as well as helping implement new CENGN services supporting the Small Medium Enterprise projects in a wide variety of next generation technologies. This individual will start the term through a Boot Camp to learn the latest in cloud technologies (such as OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes), next generation networking principles (Software Defined Networking) and general professional and collaboration skills. Upon completion of this Boot Camp, the student will attempt CENGN’s certification exam.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in a professional manner among a team of experienced engineers and trainers
  • Investigate and document Next Generation Network technologies, such as next generation cloud systems, cloud and Internet networking, security and high-speed wireless technology
  • Contribute to technical projects in these areas as led by CENGN’s engineering team
  • Demonstrate and articulate in depth understanding of new technologies both internally to CENGN team members as well as externally to CENGN members and partners
  • Support presentations with CENGN’s Engineering and Training teams at public events like meetups and other technical forums
  • Communicate technical subjects through various avenues, primarily writing
  • Write clear instructions for lab processes or lab training exercises
  • Work with various subject matter experts to ensure course content is relatable to a diverse audience
  • Create effective PowerPoint Presentations on technical subjects
  • Update presentations according to CENGN’s standardized template

View full job description: Cloud Technology Research Student

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the student contributes to the rigorous reporting and accurate recording of all company transactions and proper storing of records.  They will also assist in identifying ways to become more efficient and cost effective. At the completion of the term, the student in this role will be able to leverage professional accounting practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill the co-op role in Finance, Accounting and Administration teams
  • Assist the team with projects, tasks and ad-hoc requests
  • Be flexible and have a positive attitude in approaching all duties and assignments
  • Respond to queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

 

View full job description: Finance Specialist Student

Reporting to the Human Resources and Recruiting Manager, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally. The student assists in the development and updates of internal policies while conducting research to keep current on employment best practices. At the completion of the term, the student in this role will be able to communicate HR standards and practices with senior level staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and researches reports, supports letters and briefings as required
  • Assists with personnel logistics maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Provides support to the Executive Leadership Team and Human Resources as required
  • Receives and interacts with incoming visitors
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with recruiting initiatives
  • Conduct research and analysis to assist with new projects and policies

 

View full job description: HR Administration Specialist Student

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the student contributes to the on-going development of the corporate marketing strategy. By assisting in the creation and edit of website content, participating in the development and production of key marketing and promotional collateral, and researching statistics to support the creation of marketing collateral, the students supports the organization with marketing communications services and best practices. At the completion of the term, the student in this role will be able to manage events for the networking community and work cross-functionally with industry marketing departments utilizing learned best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit website content
  • Manage events for the networking community and CENGN as well as support the organization’s presence at events around the globe
  • Develop promotional materials for CENGN projects with small and medium enterprises
  • Participate in the development and production of key marketing collateral
  • (e.g. presentations, e-collateral, pamphlets, promotional flyers, videos etc.)
  • Support the organization with marketing communications services and best practices
  • Participate in social media activities and help keep CENGN’s brand current and engaging
  • Liaise with and actively manage relationships with suppliers for marketing materials
  • Research statistics to support the creation of marketing collateral
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the corporate marketing strategy
  • Work cross-functionally with our partners’ marketing departments for all CENGN’s external communication needs including newsletters, case studies, website, blog and much more

View full job description: Marketing Specialist Student

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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Marketing team. Beyond taking part with daily marketing activities, the student will play a leading role in the creation, edit, and promotion of professional grade videos, supporting the organization’s requirement for engaging and brand strengthening content.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and edit videos that meet industry standards and clients’ needs.
  • Video planning and script creation
  • Videography and interviewing
  • Manage events for the networking community and CENGN as well as support the organization’s presence at events around the globe
  • Develop promotional materials for CENGN projects with small and medium enterprises
  • Participate in the development and production of key marketing collateral
  • (e.g. presentations, e-collateral, pamphlets, promotional flyers, videos etc.)
  • Support the organization with marketing communications services and best practices
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the corporate marketing strategy
  • Work cross-functionally with our partners’ marketing departments for all CENGN’s external communication needs

View full job description: Marketing Specialist Student – Film

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program & Product Management team for a 4-month Co-op term. Reporting to the Program Manager, these students play an important role by managing the delivery of CENGN projects. They assist by evaluating software add-ons and developing workflows to optimize processes.  At the completion of the term, students in this role are able to recommend best practices for new process proposals and models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the delivery of CENGN projects
  • Evaluate Atlassian add-ons and develop workflows to optimize processes
  • Research best practices for new process proposals and models

View full job description: Project Management Student

The CENGN Student Experience

Student Spotlight: Kathleen Kan

CENGN Students Talk

“I have been given an opportunity to build a next-generation network, from the ground up, that will be the base for developing and testing so many leading-edge technologies from really cool companies across Canada – it’s really exciting!”

– Ochuko, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer (Former Engineering COOP Student)

“As an undergraduate student with little experience in networking, my first few weeks at CENGN have been largely exciting. CENGN’s student training has felt both challenging and rewarding, while also allowing myself to explore and preview material I have not seen in school yet. The work environment is youthful and positive. All in all, I’m excited to continue my CO-OP term at CENGN!”

– Arthur, Engineering COOP Student

“Our training course gave me a huge chunk of knowledge on SND/NFV, it was also really helpful that I could see what other people had done in their previous projects. Everyone here is incredibly welcoming and helpful, even if they’re busy they find time to help me with any problem areas or answer my inquires. I love how connected we are as a team. CENGN promotes the best work environment balance between work and fun; I’ve truly become friends with my coworkers.”

– Ren, Engineering COOP Student

Academic Partners

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