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Friday, October 11 • 12:30 - 14:00
Transitioning from University to a Job in the Space Sector

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Space is a highly interesting field, but finding a first job in the space industry is not always easy.  The current members of the Engineer Development Program of the Canadian Space Agency discuss their transitions from university students interested in space to employees working in the space domain.  They discuss the strategic decisions one can take at the undergraduate level, the need to acquire soft skills (including interviewing skills) and the ways to do so, the value of a master degree including how to carefully pick a program and a supervisor, and finally, life as an employee in the space sector.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Potvin

Marie-Josée Potvin

Manager, Engineer Development Program / Senior System Engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin holds a bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montréal, a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. Over her career at the Canadian Space Agency, she has... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea Taylor

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Ms. Chelsea Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2018. Since joining the Engineering Development Program at the Canadian Space Agency over a year ago, she has worked on lunar rover integration and deployment, simulation... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Miranda Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2018. During her degree, she had three co-ops in diverse fields, including medical devices, measuring instruments, and the automotive industry. She partnered with NASA’s... Read More →
avatar for Annie Rosenzveig

Annie Rosenzveig

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Ms Annie Rosenzveig graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2016. Since joining the Engineering Development Program at the Canadian Space Agency in February this year, she has supported the design, launch and recovery for a scientific stratospheric... Read More →
avatar for Peter Kazakoff

Peter Kazakoff

Engineer (Development Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr Peter Kazakoff graduated from the University of Victoria in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. During his undergraduate program, he was a member of UVic’s Canadian Satellite Design Challenge team, doing hardware design for ECOSat-2 and systems engineering... Read More →
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Shaan Muhammad

Engineer (Trainee Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr Shaan Muhammad graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical specialization from the University of Alberta in 2017. During his degree he had three co-ops in both academia and industry, which included orthodontics research,  test rig design, and... Read More →
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Thomas Wright

Engineer (Trainee Program), Canadian Space Agency
Mr. Thomas Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Following his degree, he worked in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry. He completed a Master of Science in Earth and Space Science and Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Neell Young

Neell Young

Engineer, Canadian Space Agency
Mr. Neell Young graduated with a Masters of Applied Science from the Institute of Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. In the middle of his undergraduate studies, he... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 12:30 - 14:00 EDT
Room CR1 ICAO - 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 5H10