1. dino_martini's Avatar
    I know that is a weird question and that this probably wasn't the proper area to ask this, but I'm finishing my last year of high school and I'm heavily into technology. I was wondering what sort of program I should look at in University to work at RIM or Palm or any other sort of wireless/software company. I'm not even really sure what sort of Job title I would like. Maybe software engineer?

    I wouldn't mind fondling the newest devices before they come to market, but I assume RIM only picks certain people for that?

    Anyone have any suggestions for this career path, even if you don't work for RIM. I wouldn't mind just working in the industry. I find wireless technology fascinating.

    Would a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering be a good place to start?

    I would assume that RIM tends to recruit out of U of Waterloo?
    09-29-09 01:23 AM
  2. afropoika's Avatar
    09-29-09 01:39 AM
  3. Masahiro's Avatar
    Best of luck to you. It would be great working for RIM.
    09-29-09 01:44 AM
  4. dictoresno's Avatar
    obvious answer is obvious.....i mean seriously, did you try looking on their website yet grasshopper?

    https://rim.taleo.net/careersection/...ch.ftl?lang=en
    09-29-09 02:04 AM
  5. lordcliff's Avatar
    1) Send a resume to RIM
    2) Have an interview with RIM
    3) Accept Job offer with RIM

    what do you do before step 1? I dunno.
    09-29-09 02:45 AM
  6. dweasel36's Avatar
    think we scared him away....or its bed time,one of the 2.lol
    09-29-09 03:08 AM
  7. dictoresno's Avatar
    hes still highschool......its bedtime. prob got class tomorrow. sucka.
    09-29-09 03:09 AM
  8. dino_martini's Avatar
    Some real comedians on here I see. LOL

    I took a look around the RIM website, sort of answered some of my questions. Probably best to seek help with the guidance councilor though.

    Thanks guys.
    09-29-09 03:49 AM
  9. Tripster's Avatar
    Some real comedians on here I see. LOL

    I took a look around the RIM website, sort of answered some of my questions. Probably best to seek help with the guidance councilor though.

    Thanks guys.
    Please keep us updated on your job quest!

    Thnx, •Tripster•

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    09-29-09 03:52 AM
  10. dictoresno's Avatar
    guidance councilor

    Thanks guys.
    just dont misspell crap on your resume/cover letter or they wont give you the ... job you are so wanting!
    09-29-09 03:53 AM
  11. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Please keep in mind, we are a family and workplace friendly site.

    Research in Motion has an been a high profile exception in the recent economic shift. Where many firms are postponing hiring or laying off current employees, Research is Motion has hired thousands of new employees in the past year.

    You will need more then a high school diploma. College or University level degrees are a minimum requirement. Computer Science, Business Administration and Law are highly desirable degrees.

    In particular, a degree from the University of Waterloo, likley increases your odds considerably.

    09-29-09 08:48 AM
  12. bryancadc05's Avatar
    Ok, since not many replies really were much of help, ill tell you since I'm applying for a position myself at RIM at Ft. Lauderdale as a software engineer.

    find out if the school you're going to has recruiting programs with RIM, I know my school does (Florida Atlantic university).

    Learn Java, get as much as experience as possible in testing. If I were you get into classes such as Data communications, embedded systems and anything that has to do with hardware design and integration.

    you have long ways to go but its good to start getting prepared for it. One thing that RIM does a lot is summer internships, so apply for one, it definitely helps a lot if you want to work for them full time; but for you to have a chance to be an intern at RIM I will wait until you're a junior in college, most companies do not hire interns that are anything less than a junior.

    I am waiting to get a job with RIM pretty soon (Hopefully). I have a couple of friends who work there, including my cousin who is a manager and they all tell me is a great company to work for.
    09-29-09 08:50 AM
  13. dictoresno's Avatar
    our apologies Reed!!!
    09-29-09 09:37 AM
  14. Coruptyed's Avatar
    Come to Canada first and apply lol easy answer

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    09-29-09 11:26 AM
  15. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Come to Canada first and apply lol easy answer

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    Your WAP Browser does not show the OP's profile, he is a Bell subscriber in Calgary, Alberta.

    In my experience, the number of BlackBerry users in Calgary is approving unity.
    09-29-09 12:14 PM
  16. strictlyS IC's Avatar
    I finished high school, went to trade school, went to college for business degree and now im starting at Trios college on saturday for the Blackberry it specialist job... So try Trios college..

    triOS College - Home

    Good luck
    09-29-09 02:30 PM
  17. dino_martini's Avatar
    just dont misspell crap on your resume/cover letter or they wont give you the ... job you are so wanting!
    I swear I corrected those before I posted that message. Maybe not. I will be more careful next time.

    Thanks guys.

    Edit -

    Come to Canada first and apply lol easy answer

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I am from Canada^

    Maybe if I want to be a janitor its as easy as just applying hahaha.
    Last edited by dino_martini; 09-29-09 at 10:08 PM.
    09-29-09 09:48 PM
  18. freakboy2539's Avatar
    heck...get your foot in the door as a janitor while in college=P
    09-30-09 07:08 AM
  19. imkaelinmcintyre's Avatar
    Ill teach you how to get a RIM Job.....
    10-06-09 01:46 PM
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