Auditing adventures: co-op at KPMG

A collage of University of Waterloo AFM student Nathan skiing, posing in a stadium and rock climbing

Nathan Farquharson (he/him) is in his third year of Accounting and Financial Management (AFM), minoring in Economics and specializing in Business Analytics. He gives us a glimpse of working at one of the Big Four accounting firms and the importance of networking as a co-op student.

Mapping my way through co-op: problem solving in the workplace

Ben Woodward taking a selfie

Ben Woodward (he/him) is a fourth-year Geography and Environmental Management and Earth Sciences student. In this blog he shares his experience using geographic information systems (GIS) and web mapping work for various levels of government, a private company and his local museum.


Ben's co-op journey:

A passion for FinTech: co-op at CIBC

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student, Trupthi Raghu posing in front of a future leaders powerpoint slide.

Trupthi Raghu (she/her) is pursuing a Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In this blog, she discusses getting to explore Finance and Technology (FinTech) and the challenges of working in the financial sector.


Trupthi's co-op journey

Architectural ambitions: learning through purpose

Ricardo Dabydeen in suit

Ricardo Dabydeen (he/him), a fourth-year Honours Planning student specializing in urban design, discusses his passion for architecture and how he found a sense of giving back to his community through his co-op journey.


Ricardo's co-op journey:

Trial and error: finding your passion through co-op

Hannah Teetzel standing in front of Secretariat logo

Hannah Teetzel (she/her) is a fourth-year Math and Business Administration student. In her blog, Hannah discusses finding her passion through unique co-ops, learning from all her experiences and the importance of being there for one another in the workplace.


Hannah's co-op journey:

Co-op advice: don’t take a backseat to your life

University of Waterloo Health student, Kaitlyn Neustaedter, smiling

Kaitlyn Neustaedter (she/her) is a fourth year Faculty of Health student, minoring in psychology with an option in aging studies. She discusses her growth as a new professional through co-op and the importance of self-advocacy and intentionality during the application process.

Pollution awareness for a healthier future in Yellowknife

University of Waterloo Health student, Muskaan Grewal, posing and smiling

Muskaan Grewal (she/her), a fourth-year Public Health student, discusses her most recent co-op term working in the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) under the Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada directorate.

Finding passion in the workplace through physiotherapy

Claire Lemon at work on desk

Claire Lemon (she/her), a fourth-year Kinesiology student, shares her journey from being a co-op student herself to now supervising new co-op students, the importance of building connections in the workplace and always putting her patients’ comfort first.

Research towards remission 

Rahul posing in a suit

Rahul Desai (he/him), a third-year Health student, discusses his experience at the Odette Cancer Center, his love for research and the wide variety of work within healthcare. 

Making a difference in mechanical engineering

University of Waterloo student, Aryaman Chaturani, holding a baby goat.

Aryaman Chaturani (he/him), a third-year mechanical engineering student, discusses his international co-op in Uttarakhand, India, what he learned from his time abroad and the importance of making positive contributions to society through engineering.