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Celebrating exceptional co-op students

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Co-operative work and experiential learning for Arts - and all UWaterloo - students is worthy of celebration every term. But each spring, the President, deans and other University leaders gather to honour six exceptional students for their impact and contributions in their co-op jobs.

The Faculty of Arts congratulates Adnan Khan, our Co-op Student of the Year, and Jona Cho who received one of four honourable mentions for co-op achievement.

Adnan KhanAdnan Khan – Accounting and Financial Management 

In his role as a business analyst and consultant at Deloitte’s Toronto office, Khan took on many leadership initiatives. He learned how to use an emerging data analytic software called Tableau, which allowed him to take the lead on building interactive dashboards for a client. Khan later presented on data visualization at two of Deloitte’s national learning and growth sessions. Khan also took on a pro bono consulting project for a not-for-profit organization and presented directly to the executive team. He was also heavily involved in the development of new co-op students at Deloitte where he developed a condensed training session for new hires.

Kahn was one of the School of Accounting & Finance team members who won the global championship at the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Jona Cho and presidentJona Cho - English Literature and Rhetoric

Cho's recent co-op employers were Tinder and Microsoft. She conducted strategic user and market research that drove the planning of multiple features on the Tinder app. And she pitched a feature proposal to various stakeholders, including the CEO of Tinder and the Chairman of Match Group. At Microsoft, Cho was heavily involved in the redesign of the Canadian Microsoft Project website from conception to launch. She was founding member of the Co-op MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) Mentorship Program, which is a program that recruits and trains new graduate talents. Cho was also one of the organizers for the 2016 Hack the North hackathon at Waterloo

Read about Jona Cho's 2015 Velocity Fund Finals $25,000 win for a startup she co-founded.

Our students never cease to amaze us. The contributions they make on their work terms are truly remarkable. - Peggy Jarvie, associate provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education


Read the about all six UWaterloo 2017 Co-op Students of the Year.

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