Do you have a busy boss? 4 tips to help you navigate this

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Is your boss always busy? Don’t feel that you are getting enough face time with your supervisor? Now, this isn’t always the case when working a new job, but it does happen to some of us and it can be tough! Luckily, there are ways that can help you gain more confidence and get needed support. Here are four things you can try out when faced with this kind of situation.

When a student helps students: working at WUSA

University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Navya Manoj, sitting in a car and smiling.

Navya Manoj (she/her), a second-year Health Studies student, shares what her experience has been like completing her first co-op with Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), and how her prior experience with the organization led her to the position she is in today!

Exploring different job avenues during co-op

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Charlie Jou-ter Woort, sitting on grass and smiling.

My name is Charlie Jou-ter Woort (they/them), and I am currently in-between my 3B and 4A term. I am an Environment, Resources, and Sustainability student in the co-op program. I chose the University of Waterloo specifically for the co-op program.

Work term report support: 4 helpful tips

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It’s nearing the end of your co-op work term. You have probably come across different challenges, successes, and, hopefully, have learned a few valuable lessons along the way. Now it’s time for you to reflect on these experiences. As I’m sure a lot of you already know, you need to write a few work term reports in order to receive your co-op degree. So, without further ado, let’s get to writing!

Becoming a co-founder on co-op

University of Waterloo Health Studies co-op student, Madison McBay, smiling.

Madison McBay (she/her), a fourth-year Health student in Health Informatics, shares what it has been like building a business from the ground up and how she transitioned into the role of co-founder as a co-op student.

American Express, here I come

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Rashmi Jayaram, smiling outside, with pine trees and water in the background.

Rashmi Jayaram, a 4B Arts student studying Honours Economics, dives into her experiences working in product marketing and tells us how her hard work and dedication landed her a full-time job at American Express - the same company she completed her final co-op!

Rashmi has completed a total of five co-op work terms:

Building skills and relationships: Sarina's experience

University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Sarina Nathoo, smiling outside in a corn field.

Hi! My name is Sarina and I am a 3B Honours Public Health student, minoring in Gerontology and Political Science. Today, I will be sharing my co-op experience working in the Department of National Defence - Canadian Forces Health Services Group!

From animals to robots: a science student’s co-op journey

University of Waterloo Science co-op student, Esha Awan, sitting on a chair and smiling, holding a pharmaceutical bottle.

Esha Awan (she/her), shares her co-op experience as a fourth-year Science student, working in a variety of industries — from pharmaceuticals to robotics— in addition to her passion for veterinary sciences.

Research and community: welcome to the Ontario Health Team

University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Shelby McManus, sitting on a chair and looking at her laptop screen.

Hi there! My name is Shelby and I am a fourth-year co-op student in Health Studies. I am excited to share my experience working with the KW4 Ontario Health Team (OHT) and the useful skills I have gained along the way! 

Research, research, research: Sana’s outlook

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student, Sana Allana, sitting on a park bench and smiling.

Sana Allana (she/her), a 4B Biomedical Engineering student, gives us a look into the various co-op jobs she has had and the important lessons she has learned from these experiences.

Sana has completed a total of six co-op work terms: