Meet Ranjit and learn about his co-op journey at Softchoice

Softchoice’s co-op students are hired for their fresh ideas and wealth of knowledge they bring to our Softchoice teams.

Ranjit Singh wrapped up his third consecutive co-op term with Softchoice in Summer 2019. He now works part-time as a .NET Developer while completing his last semester at Sheridan College in the Software Development and Network Engineering Program.

Here’s an interview with Ranjit about his experience at Softchoice:

Tell us what you do at Softchoice.

I am a .Net Developer currently working on Keystone Ticket Dispatcher project that includes the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) to predict ticket type, priority and department to whom we can assign the new ticket automatically.

As a member of core development team, I have to collaborate among different teams for requirement gathering. I work on a variety of projects that are based on different technology platforms.

Congratulations! You just completed your third and final co-op experience and have now been hired on part-time to the .Net Developer team. Any advice for a student about to experience their first co-op term?

If I had one piece of advice for a new co-op, it would be:

“Be authentic. Authenticity and transparency when working with your team will help you to bring creativity, commitment, and motivation to work.”

In addition to that, expressing your curiosity and desire to learn will make your co-op experience more fruitful and rewarding at Softchoice.

What excites you about coming to work every day? 

What excites me about coming to work every day is knowing that my team and manager have confidence in my abilities.  Along with this, the core Softchoice values are present with me at every phase of the coop. I also enjoy having the opportunity of being an advisor for new co-op students in their day-to-day work and introducing them to the company’s work culture!

At Softchoice, we strive to live by our values every day. In your role, how do you see these values come to life?

The key to my success at Softchoice has this value: “We take care of each other”.  I have experienced such positive team coordination, which ensures team members are pooling their talent, skill, and insight for mutual benefit and success of projects.

Everyone is always prepared and available to help one another. This is a true value that has come to life while working with Softchoice.

Thanks for the interview, Ranjit!

For more information on opportunities at Softchoice, visit our Careers Site or our LinkedIn page.

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Proud to be a 2019 Best Workplace for Giving Back

Softchoice is very proud to have been named to the Great Place to Work Institute’s first ever list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back. This list recognizes organizations with a strong employee commitment to giving back, and a robust range of programs that support positive change in their communities.

Taking care and giving back are engrained in the Softchoice culture. In 2004, a group of employees came together to raise funds in response to the Asian tsunamis. This was a galvanizing moment for Softchoice and led to the creation of our first ever employee-led Softchoice Cares Board. Over the past thirteen years, our community champions (we call them “Orange Ambassadors”) have been the driving force behind Softchoice’s volunteer and financial support for international development, disaster relief, digital literacy, and local, employee-driven volunteering.

We see a strong intersection between the business outcomes we drive for our customers and the social outcomes we support through giving back. Our customers play vital roles in society—some educate children, others power communities, and others provide life-saving medical treatment.

At Softchoice, we believe technology should generate economic opportunity and social benefit for all. By unleashing the potential of people and technology, we’re enabling our customers to operate more effectively, make their employees more productive, and serve their communities better.

The success we’ve had as an organization in enabling customer success rests entirely on every Softchoice employee’s individual and unique passion for making a difference. And I could not be prouder to see their dedication recognized. Building on our employees’ commitment to social change, we will continue to harness the full strength of our organizational resources and expertise to shape the future of work and opportunity, to create a stronger, more resilient charitable sector, and provide thousands of people the tools and means for a better life.

If you feel as passionately about achieving positive change and making a difference, come and join us! We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team. Check out our Careers page for a list of opportunities.

Are you a co-op student ready to unleash your potential?

If so, we are looking for you! Softchoice’s Campus Program involves hiring co-op students from a variety of Universities and Colleges for many areas of the business. Our students are hired for their fresh ideas and wealth of knowledge they bring to our teams and in turn, the teams provide the students with real life business experiences that challenge and allow them to make their mark. Essentially, providing impactful solutions to the business – a win-win!

I recently sat down with one of our co-op students to learn more about her experience at Softchoice so far. Cassandra Rano is currently enrolled in the Human Resources Administration Co-op Diploma at Seneca College and has joined us for our winter work term at Softchoice.


What is your role as a co-op, and tell us what you do at Softchoice?

I am the Onboarding and Training Coordinator Co-op student at Softchoice. I do a variety of tasks and every day is something different! Some of the things that I am currently working on are creating interactive adult e-learning courses, facilitating welcome calls for new hires and helping to plan and monitor their onboarding pathway. I also have the opportunity to collaborate with various subject matter experts in the company in order to create effective e-learning for our employees and take old content such as employee cheat sheets and “revamp” them to ensure that content is current and useful.

Lastly, I work with my manager to help deliver live, in-person, presentations about our Solutions and Services business at Softchoice to new hires to the company.

“I don’t feel like I’m a co-op student, I feel like I really play an integral role in the business which is so rewarding.”

What excites you about coming to work every day? 

What excites me about coming to work every day is the feeling of being an integral part of the business. Knowing that the work I do directly affects the employees of Softchoice is a great feeling. I also enjoy having the opportunity to learn something new each day. It’s so fulfilling when you work hard to learn something new, and then have the opportunity to put your hard work to use and to see that come to life!

Cassandra Rano Co-op Student at Softchoice

At Softchoice, we strive to live by our values every day. In your role, how do you see these values come to life?

At Softchoice, I quickly realized that there is a strong sense of community. Not only do your fellow employees have the drive to succeed, but people in this company want to see others succeed as well. It doesn’t matter what an employee’s title is, they are always willing to help and collaborate with you – we take care of each other.

When a company treats their employees with care and gives them the necessary tools to do their job effectively, employees want to be their best self and “show up” each day. To really be a part of an environment like this is indescribable!

“It’s so fulfilling when you work hard to learn something new, and then have the opportunity to put your hard work to use and then to see that come to life!”

If you had one piece of advice for a new co-op, what would it be and why?

If I had one piece of advice for a new co-op, it would be to see yourself as more than “just a co-op student”. Softchoice provides students with meaningful and challenging work and we do play an important role! Once you realize that, you open yourself up to so much more opportunity for now – and in the future.

To learn more about our current and future opportunities, visit our Careers Site or our LinkedIn page!