Work.Learn.Repeat podcast

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Jodi Szimanski

Work.Learn.Repeat hosted by:

Jodi Szimanski (she/her), BA, CAAP, MBET
Associate Director, Communications, Engagement and Digital Experience

Jodi joined Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo in 2020 as the Associate Director, Communications, Engagement and Digital Experience. She has held several positions in marketing and communications at the University of Waterloo including the Faculty of Mathematics, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Student Success Office and the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. Prior to that, she managed the Marketing and Advertising team at OpenText after working for 10 years at advertising agencies as a copywriter.  

She herself was a co-op student majoring in English – Rhetoric and Professional Writing at the University of Waterloo, and in 2020 graduated with a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET), also from Waterloo. In addition, she is a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (Institute of Communications and Advertising). In 2012, Jodi had the opportunity to co-author a book with Tom Jenkins, Chairman of the Board at OpenText called Behind the Firewall – Big Data and the Hidden Web: The Path to Enterprise Information Management.

Latest episodes

Co-operative education at the University of Waterloo was built in from the very beginning. That strong foundation has allowed us to not only build the program we have today with more than 25,000 students and 7,500 employers, but build opportunities beyond co-op for our students. They learn how to navigate the hiring process, applying their skills to real-life problems and learning about themselves along the way, ultimately preparing them for the future of work. Hear Dr. Norah McRae talk about how it all started, where we are today and the path forward.