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. May 3, 2023Waterloo co-op students create long-lasting memories at Camp Brebeuf
    Wooden sign inscribed with the words 'Camp Brebeuf - Experience.Fun.Outside

    By: Asia Dale (she/her)

    University of Waterloo co-op students are embracing unique and adventurous employment opportunities during their work terms at Camp Brebeuf.

  2. Mar. 30, 2023Co-op students become role models for K-8 students at LAUNCH Waterloo 
    Waterloo co-op student working as a program co-ordinator and coach at LAUNCH Waterloo

    By: Maddie Savage (she/her)

    University of Waterloo co-op students who want to make a positive impact on young people may find the opportunity to do so at LAUNCH Waterloo.

  3. Mar. 23, 2023Waterloo students collaborate on sustainable solutions at SDG Impact Challenge
    SDG Impact Challenge 2023 students, organizers and judges

    India-based Avani Bio Energy invited students from across faculties to propose environmental and upskilling solutions to help scale their efforts.

    By: Krista Henry (she/her)

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  1. June 8, 2023Finding your way when things don’t go as planned
    An image of Paniz's work set up

    Paniz Ojaghi (she/her), a second year Software Engineering student talks about her first attempt at the co-op application process and discusses how she navigated employment in the engineering field.

    Paniz did not find a co-op position in time for her first work term. After a lot of research and hard work, she found her first work experience with the help of the Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate program.

  2. May 25, 2023Exploring research in physics
    Backpacking in Mt Seymour Provincial Park, BC

    My name is Maggie, and I am in my third year of Physics and Astronomy!

    What year and program are you in? 

  3. May 18, 2023How co-op led me to product management
    An image of Ravicha

    Ravicha Ravinthiran, a fourth-year Science and Business student, recaps her journey with co-op and finding full-time employment as a Product Manager. She also shares her advice on the process of finding a job.

    Ravicha’s co-op journey

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