Everything you need to know about the Geotab Campus Program
Discover how to land your next co-op placement or internship at Geotab.
At Geotab, we understand how important it is to get relevant work experience while in school or right after graduation. That is why Geotab has developed a dynamic student program, the Geotab Campus Program, to help students gain real world experience, while guiding and mentoring them throughout their placement. Every semester, Geotab employs between 70 and 150 students.
Managing school and extracurriculars while navigating through applications and interviews can be demanding and puts pressure on students. At Geotab, we’re here to help. Keep reading to discover how to land your next internship or co-op placement at Geotab.
See also: How to ace your next virtual interview
How to look for internship opportunities at Geotab
Looking for an internship can be challenging, especially when navigating through the new virtual world. Geotab partners with several schools across Canada and select schools in the U.S., in order to connect with students and highlight opportunities.
The recommended place to check for internship opportunities is your school’s own job portal as Geotab does not post any internship opportunities on our careers site. By partnering with schools, Geotab has the space to showcase open student positions for your convenience.
If you are interested in the work we do at Geotab, a good place to start is by checking to see if you have connections through LinkedIn. Gathering information and understanding exactly what Geotab does as a company can also be extremely useful.
Geotab student recruitment process
The Geotab campus recruitment process is designed to be a simple and efficient process for students. After a networking session, going to an event or checking out our open roles on your school portal, you will be walked through the following steps:
Step 1: Submit your resume
Applying is easy when you submit your resume through your school's portal. Provide a snapshot of your education, experience and interests. A member of our Campus Team will contact you if they feel you closely align with the job description.
Step 2: Let’s chat
A member of our Campus Team will review applications and begin contacting those who they feel closely align with the job description. If selected, a member of the team will then contact you to invite you for an interview. This initial conversation will be a brief discussion around your education, experiences, what your interests are and why you’ve chosen to apply to Geotab.
Step 3: Interviews
If you are selected to move forward in the recruitment process, this is the time where you would meet with our hiring managers. You can expect this interview to be longer and dive more into the team and the role. If you are interviewing for a technical position, at this stage you may be required to complete a challenge in order to assess your technical skills.
Step 4: Offer
If chosen as the successful candidate, as a last step you would receive an official offer letter! Your recruiter will call you with the good news and give you details on next steps and onboarding. Congrats — you are now a Geotabber!
Did you know there was a study that showed recruiters spend roughly 7 seconds scanning a resume? With that in mind, here are some tips on how to make those seconds count:
Set yourself up for success
Your resume is one of the most important aspects of landing an interview. It is the one piece of information a recruiter has without having the chance to speak to you. Your resume has to speak for who you are as a person and as a potential employee.
Make sure that your resume speaks to who you are, not who you think the recruiter wants you to be. If you’re selected for an interview, you want to make sure your resume reflects the person sitting in front of the recruiter and not someone else.
When you’re in school, it can be difficult to gain the necessary experience to land an internship in your field of study. This is a common realization amongst students who are looking to add to their resume.
A big piece of advice that Geotab offers is to quantify your experience. Start your resume with the most important information at the top and be clear and concise with your writing. Another important tip is to highlight any relevant experiences on your resume. This can be from paid or freelance work, personal or student projects, school clubs, competitions and certificates.
Many students may be under the impression that your resume should only include paid work. In reality, any experience, whether paid or unpaid, is a great way to showcase self interest and self learning. Show that you have interests outside of work and are continuously improving your skills.
Student projects are a great way to showcase your experience and how you can benefit the team at Geotab. Working on school projects is a huge learning experience and teaches many valuable skills that are often transferable to the workplace. We encourage students to highlight those projects and be proud to speak about them.
Networking best practices
Networking is a huge part of success when it comes to finding a job. A crucial part of making connections in the industry is showcasing your abilities and interest to potential employers. The Geotab Campus Team recognizes the influence of networking and promotes participating in events.
The Campus Team takes part in many events throughout the year including hack-a-thons, virtual conferences, career fairs and panel discussions.
By engaging in frequent events with schools, we are able to network with students and get Geotab’s name out there. One of the most beneficial aspects of networking is building connections with our recruitment team. We often have members from our talent team join these events to meet students and connect with them in order to understand their interests. By engaging with our recruiters, you are building that connection.
Build an elevator pitch
A great tip for when you are joining these networking events, is to prepare a personal elevator pitch about who you are and your interests. Be confident in your experience and be prepared by having a few questions in mind to ask about the company. This is a great way to make a good first impression and shows you have curiosity and interest in Geotab.
Keep the conversation going
Once you’ve been in touch with members of our recruitment team, sustain that relationship by asking if you can follow them on LinkedIn. Many recruiters use this social platform as a way to maintain relationships. If you find a position of interest to you at Geotab, connecting with a recruiter on LinkedIn can help as you already have that connection established.
Becoming an intern at Geotab is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career and take away lasting skills that will help you wherever you go next. Whether you are just starting out at school or are a fresh grad, Geotab has opportunities for you.
Want to learn more about our internship program? Check out our open internship positions on your school’s job board for more details. Not a student? No problem! Check out our full-time open positions on our Careers site.
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Hayley Smith is a Talent Acquisition Branding Specialist at Geotab.
Geotab's blog posts are intended to provide information and encourage discussion on topics of interest to the telematics community at large. Geotab is not providing technical, professional or legal advice through these blog posts. While every effort has been made to ensure the information in this blog post is timely and accurate, errors and omissions may occur, and the information presented here may become out-of-date with the passage of time.
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