Should I transfer to Mcgill CS I am currently enrolled at Concordia CS with co op I just completed my first semester I am hesitant Is Coop worth the difference in reputation

Should I transfer to Mcgill CS I am currently enrolled at Concordia CS with co op I just completed my first semester I am hesitant Is Coop worth the difference in reputation

Coop is great and a large majority of why I am in waterloo is because of it.That being said, like all things in life there is still competition to get jobs (I can’t specifically speak on mcgill’s coop but I assume it is similar to waterloo’s) Let’s look at the two choices: Stay at Concordia You stay at concordia and I assume you probably want to look for developer jobs over the summer.You have to realize you will be competing with other students in canada/globally for summer jobs on job posting sites like linkedin, glassdoor, etc.

Do you have the initiative to do this?Are you an individual who has worked on side projects that make you stand out?I applied outside and in the internal coop program job board (called WaterlooWorks) because I had difficulty finding jobs.

I had much better success interview-wise in WaterlooWorks than applying outside, but it will vary for each person.Go to McGill Coop program I think it is similar curriculum, just with coop now.NOW I WANT TO CLARIFY.

Being in a coop program by no means equals an easy job.If anything, one of my friends transferred to waterloo because he heard about the fantastic coop prospects and he did not find a job.(He actually had better luck applying externally before at his previous city) What the coop program provides is usually a specialized job board to those students of the university.

Meaning it is less global competition and more inner-university competition.Like I said it is never a free job, it is only shifting of competition from global to mostly the university students.My opinion: Try the coop program at McGill.

Why?From my personal experience inner-university competition for jobs is a little easier than job postings on linkedin and such.But that varies from person to person.

You still need to work on side projects, extracurriculars, etc to make yourself stand out in any job hunt scenarios.

You should decide .