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September 2013

Finding solutions for un(der)employment through social entrepreneurship

Graduating with solid co-op experience, it never occurred to me that finding a job would take time. However, despite competitive experience and job search skills, my classmates and I were primarily un(der)employed.  “It’s just the economy” doesn’t help when you’re several months into sending out hundreds of resumes and feel that you have nothing to show for it.  I watched as energetic friends lost momentum, and lamented the waste to the economy as they became disillusioned and depressed.

Memories of Waterloo, 50 years later

Hello, my name is Ron and I am an Alumnus from the second Civil Engineering class from the University of Waterloo.

I was part of the co-op program at Waterloo and the schedule was great because it allowed me to play varsity football. My work terms allowed me to live in many different places and one winter work term landed me in Sudbury which was not the best climate for my MG sports car.

There and Back Again

My two greatest passions in life are music and computers.  The University of Waterloo was instrumental in providing me with the perfect place to explore both of them.

I came to the University of Waterloo because I wanted to learn how to build and program computers. I applied and was accepted into the Computer Engineering program. I can't imagine a better program; we learned it all, right down to the electrons!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With that title, you’re thinking Christmas, right? You’ve got that jingle in your head: “It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's the hap-happiest season of all!” But here at Waterloo, that’s not necessarily the case. Everyone remembers those times when campus is an eerie kind of quiet. Christmas is just that. So what do I mean when I say it’s the most wonderful time of the year?

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