Welcome Waterloo co-op students

Co-operative education is synonymous with the University of Waterloo. It’s one of the innovations that the University was founded on nearly 60 years ago. Today, our incomparable co-operative education program is the reason 70% of incoming undergraduate students choose Waterloo.


  1. Feb. 14, 2018Introducing your co-op student writer

    by Tharangi Uthayakumar

    It’s the building on campus we visit often but know so little about. Other than attending your scheduled interviews here, do you really know what goes on inside the Tatham Centre?

  2. Jan. 31, 2018Representing students in co-operative education

    by Matt McTavish

    Have you ever had a question about the initiatives being taken by Co-operative Education? Chances are a member of the Co-op Student Council (CSC) has brought it up for discussion. “CSC is designed to bridge the gap between Co-operative and Experiential Education, the Federation of Students (Feds) and students” say Hannah Beckett, Feds Co-op Affairs Commissioner. She describes her role as a “student advocate” in co-operative education.

  3. Jan. 24, 2018Hiring Waterloo co-op students for the long haul

    by Jacqueline Gergal

    HTS Engineering uses Waterloo’s co-op program to feed the future of their company. After hiring hundreds of Waterloo students for work terms since 2006, they know firsthand the value of co-op.

    Wayne Freethy, a principal owner of HTS Engineering, considers co-op students to be a crucial component to the company’s growth strategy.  “We aren’t looking to hire cheap help for four months,” says Freethy. “We are truly looking for the future of our business.”

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