Illusense – 2017

Lifeschool is trying to give employers something meaningful and fulfilling to do with tomorrow’s leaders. The challenge is in trying to quantify what impact a specific mentorship will have on a business prior to a placement. With Paul, getting meaningful work/ideas from him is not possible yet. Given the complex nature of our work at Illusense,…

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Paul Guo: The Interview

Q1: How did you change during the internship, and is there specific feelings you want to share? I was embraced by the sense of unfamiliarity. I learned a bit about the company as well as knowledge about lasers. To understand the major business of the company, I still need to be more inquisitive. When I…

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Paul Guo’s Placement: Illusense

Work at Illusense After graduating from Lifeschool, I was introduced to an innovative startup company, Illusense, at the University of British Columbia campus. It is a company that focuses on laser scanning research, specifically in challenging environments. For me, it was a completely new experience to work at a company like Illusense, to learn, and…

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Sean Tan: The Interview

Why did you want to become a student at Lifeschool? From my perspective, Lifeschool is a program that allows high school students to discover their potential, and help explore potential career paths before university rather than blindly going to university without purpose and motivation. Lifeschool has a great training program that helps prepare you for…

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Sean Tan: Reflection

For me, Tangoo has had many positive influences. I developed a new perspective of myself and our world, especially of the business world: I am now more open-minded. I used to be a very cynical person who saw only the shadow side of people. Embraced by Tangoo’s culture, I started to understand the limitations of cynicism. Before I worked…

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Sean Tan: A Day at Tangoo

Tangoo’s core work principle is being flexible, but efficiency and quality are also keys. It is very unusual for all of the members to be in the office at the same time; yet I haven’t encountered a situation where a teammate did not complete their mission, or was completed shoddily. To begin the day, we start with…

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Sean Tan: My 1st Interview – Tangoo

In my junior year of high school, I decided to find an internship for myself, rather than working for my dad’s company or a company associated with my dad’s. I found Tangoo – a restaurant marketing and PR company – scrolling through the companies associated with UBC’s new on-campus startup incubator HATCH. I was intrigued – I could…

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Tangoo – 2016

Sean Tan started a 9-week job shadowing program with Tangoo in the summer of 2016 with the objective of putting theory into practice and learning about how a startup company really works. Tangoo is a local startup in Vancouver which has been operating since 2012 in the restaurant marketing industry. The goals for Sean throughout…

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