COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 work terms, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated hiring and interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies and remote work guidelines
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. Feb. 28, 2021University of Waterloo Recognizes 2020’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients
    2020 Co-op student of the year winners

    By Namish Modi and Zahra Sakhi

    From making a difference in important non-profit organizations to being a part of COVID-19 trials, University of Waterloo’s co-op students shone throughout a challenging and unprecedented 2020.  

    They excelled – both digitally and in-person – as the pandemic hit in March 2020.  

  3. Jan. 20, 2021P4E Job Fair – How do you prepare for a virtual fair as a student?
    laptop on desk with the words

    By Cassie Harrison

    Like many others, graduation is right around the corner. One more term of a full-time course load and I’ll be in the real world, meaning it’ll be time to start my career. But how does one prepare themselves for their future in these unprecedented times? How do you network and make industry connections when everything has gone digital? These are the questions that haunted me, until I learned that Partners for Employment (P4E) would still be hosting their annual career fair, only this time virtually.

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