Meet Student Researcher: Visal Mohan
While entering the second semester into his studies, Visal Mohan was anxious to gain meaningful work experience in the technology field. He had high hopes of gaining a job that would complement his education in Centennial College’s Software Engineering program, so after a friend introduced him to WIMTACH, he was quick to apply and secure an internship opportunity. “I had some of my friends who worked in WIMTACH so from them, I understood that if you work in WIMTACH you would be able to gain a lot of experience, and it would be very helpful in your future career,” he said.
Now a Back-end Student Developer involved in The Reading Partnership project, Visal is helping a team of WIMTACH researchers to develop a responsive web application design for Android, iOS and Windows systems. The project aims to assist The Reading Partnership program with transitioning books onto an on-line platform to enable students to gain access to digitized learning resources from home. Visal has been able to learn a lot from working with the other students in his team, some of whom are also taking the same classes as him. “I like working on the team,” said Visal. “Working together is great fun. We have a great coordination, and it’s more comfortable working with them.” The cohesive and collaborative working environment has proved to be useful when he faces learning curbs throughout the project or while managing his school and internship work. “Since the work we are doing in WIMTACH is preparing us for a better tomorrow, it’s worth managing these two,” he said.
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