Allyshia Sewdat

Allyshia Sewdat

Allyshia Sewdat is uOttawa’s Top CO-OP student for 2012

This recent Computer Science graduate received a $500 award from the Faculty, $1,000 from the University

Allyshia Sewdat distinguished herself during her CO-OP work term with the IBM Social Media Team in Ottawa. Allyshia was part of the IBM Extreme Blue internship program and was one of a four-member multidisciplinary team that aimed to deliver and market a new product in only 15 weeks.

IBM only sponsors 15 such projects globally and each one requires a high-performance team whose students are carefully selected. Allyshia’s technical abilities were undisputable as she led in designing and developing core features while collaborating with key stakeholders worldwide to deliver results.

Topping it all, she travelled with her team to IBM headquarters where they successfully pitched their work to top IBM executives. Her leadership, teamwork, and conflict-resolution skills were pivotal in keeping the team committed and agile throughout the project’s short lifecycle. The outcome of her work during the program will contribute to IBM’s product roadmap. Within a short time period, she succeeded in meeting all of the program objectives and truly made a difference at IBM.

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