hi, i am kanza shams.

Software Engineering student

about me

I am pursuing a Bachelor of Computing with a major in Software Engineering and a minor in Business Economics at the University of Guelph.

I am co-op student studying at the University of Guelph. I have 1 more co-op work term to complete, the next one beginning in January of 2020. Prior to beginning my journey in Software Engineering, I was studying biomedical science. I am most proficient in C, Java, Javascript and Python. I've done intermediate level projects using HTML/CSS and have worked with Perl and R for a project.
I like to spend time reading articles, blogs and listening to podcasts. Some of my favourite blogs and website being The Economist, TechCrunch, Evernote Blog and the Trello Productivity Blog. My favourite podcasts that I frequently listen to include Freakonomics Radio and Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan. Additionally, I enjoy running, hiking, food in general and reading books.


2015 - 2021

honours bachelor of computing

university of Guelph

Guelph, Canada

  • Major in Software Engineering
  • Minor in Business Economics
  • Co-op
  • Dean's Honour List 2016 - Present
  • Sandbox Software Solutions Scholarship (2017)
  • Note Taking Honorarium (2017)
  • President's Entrance Scholarship (2015)

2011 - 2015

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Jean Vanier Secondary School

Milton, Canada

  • Caruana Engineering Award (2015)
  • Mentor Award (2015)
  • Ontario Scholar (2015)


  • C
  • Java
  • Perl
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Cucumber
  • Maven


  • May 2018 - Dec 2018

    Associate Software QA Engineer

    PerkinElmer Inc.

    Guelph, Canada

    My first co-op work term is at PerkinElmer. Click the name of the company to learn more about my role at the company, the projects I worked on and a data generation project that I got to design and develop!

  • May 2019 - Aug 2019

    Test Developer Intern


    Toronto, Canada

    My second co-op work term is at ecobee. Click the name of the company to learn more about my role at the company, and the cool projects I got to work on!