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Hi, University Recruiter! 👋

We probably haven’t met before. I’m Alexa. I’m a fourth-year computer science student at Carleton University, currently interning at Cash App as a software engineer.

I was recently invited to speak about the student’s experience with online recruitment at the URx Leaders Summit, and it got me thinking more about how the recruiting landscape has changed since you-know-what.

As a student who has gone through internship recruiting many times before, this holiday season, I wanted to give you all the gift of feedback. 💝

Don’t worry! You are doing a great job and I appreciate all…


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When talking about writing good code, the first words which come to mind are “data structures and algorithms”. Next comes a strong foundation in object-oriented programming, as taught in any introductory software engineering course.

But what actually constitutes good code? How can you identify it, quantify it, and compare it to another snippet of code which solves the same problem? With multiple, equally efficient solutions to a problem, how do you choose the best one?

This is a question which stuck in the back of my mind as I read through 99 Bottles of OOP: A Practical Guide to Object-Oriented…


I didn’t originally plan on working this winter; I was in the middle of my internship at Square last fall when I received my offer for Shopify’s winter 2020 internship. I was supposed to go back to school full time, but after going through the interview process and seeing the project I was placed on, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

The interview process was quick, the recruiters were highly responsive to my emails, and they found the perfect team for my interests and goals. They were also extremely flexible around my needs as a student…

Alexa Liaskovski

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