Posts for Current students

Prepare yourself for the real world with real work experiences

University of Waterloo Environment Co-op student, Peter Voltsinis smiling

Peter Voltsinis, an Honours Planning alum from the University of Waterloo, says he can’t imagine his journey without co-op. 

Work hard right from the beginning

University of Waterloo, 2nd year Environment Co-op student, Nickie smiling at lakeshore beach

Nickie Senthil Kumar, a second-year Honours Environment, Resources and Sustainability (ERS) student with a minor in Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, shares a glimpse of her first work term.

My first co-op experience:

Arranging your own job as a Kinesiology student

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health, Kinesiology Co-op student, Jonah Lazar smiling

Jonah Lazar, a Kinesiology alum explains how arranging your job is an essential part of looking for a co-op job! 

Never stop believing in yourself

University of Waterloo, Math Co-op student, Priyanka Saha sitting on grass

Priyanka Saha, a second-year international student pursuing Computer Science under the Faculty of Math shares the difficulties in finding the first co-op amidst Covid-19 pandemic.

Journey behind landing the first co-op:

Math is more versatile than you think

University of Waterloo, Math Co-op student, Erik Liang smiling

Erik Liang is currently pursuing a double major within the Faculty of Math, Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM) and Statistics. He shares his perspective as a co-op student while working at several Canadian banks.

From India to Cali: Working on a flipped schedule

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Sharanya smiling

Sharanya Karkera, a second-year Arts and Business student is currently working remotely from India for her first 8-month co-op term. 

Sharanya works for a company based in California called Calix. Calix involves cloud computing, software platforms, systems and services to communications service providers.

Never hesitate to ask questions, just do it

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student Prithika smiling in a forest

Prithika Hariharan, a second-year Management Engineering student shares the impact she created during her two co-op terms. 

Prithika spent her first co-op term at a start-up called Makeship who produces plush toys. Makeship wanted Prithika to create a dashboard that would allow their company to communicate with clients. How cool, right?

Don't give up, arrange your own job!

University of Waterloo Public Health co-op student Fatima Khalid smiling in front of a red wall

Fatima Khalid, a 3B student in public health minoring public policy admin and pursuing an option in aging studies talks about her first co-op experience by arranging her own job. Fatima has completed her first co-op term at Four Corners Health Care Centre as a Youth Service Project Worker by arranging her own job. 

 

Online tutoring + first-year co-op = rewarding experience

Natalia smiling beside a tree

Natalia Manturowicz, a 2B Pure Mathematics and Teaching student talks about her first co-op journey where she had the chance to work remotely for Centennial College as a math tutor. 

Working where health care and technology meet

Maisha standing by trees

Third-year health studies student Maisha Adil shares her co-op experience and tips on how to stay motivated on your work term.

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