Why the internships you do say very little about your actual coding ability

One thing that I was suceptible in undergrad was comparing co-ops to others.

There are a few reasons why internships you do (and to an extension you job) has very little to do with prestige, status or even your coding ability. (only the perceived skill)

Visa Issues

This is a big one. USA companies will 100% prefer to hire US citizens over Canadians or international students. This is because it is much easier (don’t need work visa sponsorship) and it is cheaper.

Canada and international students