PEY Position Information

Participant Info

Imperial Oil
Geomechanics Coop
Work Term
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
What are your daily responsibilities?
Analysis and interpretation of microseismic data and microseismic events
What were some projects you were involved in?
All projects involved geological monitoring of earth layers using microseismic technology
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
Grades did matter for Imperial, but only to be considered for an interview. The strong points in the interview was showing good energy, past achievements and my commitment to excellence.
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
The position was a very unique geomechanics role that had little overlap with chemical engineering. However, Imperial provided great training and mentorship, so there was no problems with job performance. As a result, I learned a lot of knowledge outside of the traditional chemeng field.
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
For me, they expected a willingness to learn and perform. The most technical competency was a strong ability to absorb new info and apply it was expected.
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
I really enjoyed working at Imperial. The coworkers were friendly, I got a lot of mentorship, I got great exposure to management for the 5 or 6 presentations I did and the company assesses their students for full-time return offers.
One fun fact about your job?
Fully paid travelling for business trips 🙂
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