I am currently in my 3rd year of Electrical Engineering undergrad at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The internship (if acquired) is slated to start right after this academic year. This effectively delays my graduation by 1 yr, but I think that is a really small price to pay for the experience.
Here is a rudimentary list of my skills, a more thorough one will be submitted w/ my resume:
Programming Languages: C, Java, Visual Basic, Assembly, Win32 programming, Python
Compilers/Environment: GNU tools, Microsoft Visual Studio
Microprocessors/Microcontrollers: M680x0, Z80, x86, 8051, PIC, MSP430, ARM7, HC11, Renesas SuperH series
I ported my Z80 emulator to this app some time ago. My M68000 emulator is working and is tested to be quite accurate, but the author no longer maintains it or updates it so I decided against porting it (even though I can still get into the CVS).
Programmable Logic: Xilinx Spartan3 series FPGA w/ Xilinx ISE WebPack
I designed a simple VGA frambuffer 320x240x2-bit and a simplistic16-bit CPU in VHDL.
Electronics: Basic analog electronics (FET's, OpAmps, BJT's, etc.) Here all I did was some school projects. Simple stuff: VCO's, FET amps, etc.
Operating Systems: Linux, MS-DOS, Windows (effective w/ all). Been doing installs on all OS's for quite some time now. Used MS-DOS while I was growing up (had it first running on a 16Mhz 386SX).
Most the stuff I have learned was from buying products containing the previously mentioned items and playing around with them and their associated tools and reading my dads old college books (he studied electronics engineering technology at NAIT. They did extensive course work in digital electronics).
I really do not have any related engineering experience. I did work for GO Transit this past summer, a major transportation company here in Ontario, as general help. I was called on one day to look over some computer scans of microfilm schematics of the trains (and electrical systems) to make sure they were up to par.
I would like to shadow some teams in the engineering sector to get a feel of what you guys do in the industry. I would like to see how you guys solve problems, tackle issues or shortcomings you come up in development and the like. I'd also like to learn from the people working in this industry in general since they have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Sometthing I think can be invaluable to me in my career.
They have some listings at my school, but they are not exactly what I am interested in. Thanks for listening to my story!
Any companys you know of in Toronto? I know Altera has some offices here. Might try and get a hold of them later on.
(This is a reposting as suggested by a responder in the previous posting)