The India Connect program is a three-year partnership between Langara College, Optimus Information Inc., and the Asia Pacific Foundation. Each year, two students are provided with the opportunity to complete their work experience requirement at Optimus Information Inc. in New Delhi, India. The program is designed to introduce students to India's rapidly growing and tech-savvy economy.

Lucy and Willy were the first two students accepted into the program. Read about their experiences.

Job Details

Optimus Information Inc. is looking for two students from the Business or Computer Science undergraduate programs or Post Degree Diploma Business or Marketing programs. Successful candidates will be hired as full-time, temporary employees of Optimus International Inc. and will be working Monday to Friday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm with one hour off for lunch. In addition to regular work hours, students will blog about their experience for Asia Pacific Foundation and complete co-op assignments for the academic requirement of this placement.

About Asia Pacific Foundation

The Asia Pacific Foundation (APF) of Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment, and innovation; promoting Canada’s expertise in offering solutions to Asia’s climate change, energy, food security, and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians’ general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

The Foundation is well known for its annual national opinion polls of Canadian attitudes regarding relations with Asia, including Asian foreign investment in Canada and Canada’s trade with Asia. The Foundation places an emphasis on China, India, Japan and South Korea while also developing expertise in emerging markets in the region, particularly economies within ASEAN.

About Optimus Information Inc.

Optimus Information provides expert services for application development, data analytics, and software testing. Our model is designed to allocate the right mix of local and offshore resources in order to optimize expertise, speed, and cost. We provide the ability to quickly add specialty skills to our clients' development team without incurring long-term costs. This results in far better management of resource capacities and outcomes.