Posts for Current students

Contributing to a healthy future

Deborah Tewelde smiling.

Deborah Tewelde is a third-year Health student. In her blog, she talks about her most recent work term, acquiring skills within the world of healthcare and how she’s taken on multiple responsibilities that have contributed to maximizing the efficiencies seen in her workplace.

Turning to E Co-op - a fresh "start-up"

Nivi Ranjit.

Nivi Ranjit, a third year Arts student at the University of Waterloo, discusses her change in educational path from healthcare, to majoring in economics and how the Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) program with the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is helping to "start-up" her future.

Contributing to Indigenous health internationally

Maya Morton Ninomiya smiling while holding a poster board.

Maya Morton Ninomiya, a fourth-year Health student, discusses her experience working in Australia and provides all the tips and tricks to tackling a term abroad.

Beyond Silicon Valley - exploring the GaN revolution

Dhruv Thakkar smiling.

Dhruv Thakkar is currently in his second-year of Mechatronics Engineering and has completed two work terms so far. In this blog, Dhruv explains his new-found passion for the electronics industry and shares how his co-op experience has helped him grow and find himself. He also reflects on his time in California and gives us a glimpse into that life.  

Fighting cancer one co-op at a time

An image of Mahdi (on the left) and his colleague

Mahdi Farzad Naimi (he/him), a fourth- year Health Science student, shares his journey working in the field of cancer research. He discusses the importance of how co-op solidifies your passions and reinforces your academic knowledge.  

Lessons from a sleep lab co-op student

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Louise De Andrade is a fourth-year Psychology student, in the Arts and Business program. She shares her experience looking for a co-op in the arts and talks about her achievements and challenges during her co-op terms.

A career in genetic counselling driven by co-op

Danielle Lebowitz.

Danielle Lebowitz, a fourth-year Health Sciences co-op student, shares her positive experience working as a genetic counselling assistant and how her patients have made the difference in her hopes of transforming it into a full-time career.

Finding new paths as a mature student

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Hi, my name is Máire Slater, and I am an Arts co-op student in English Rhetoric and Communication Design, in the Major Research Paper stream. 

Five steps for co-op success

Three co-op students walking on a flight of stairs in Tatham Centre.

The process of embarking on your co-op career at the University of Waterloo is one that can be stressful. That feeling, however, relieves itself with practice and accessible support! Throughout your co-op journey at Waterloo, within Professional Development (PD) courses, contact with the Centre for Career Action (CCA), all the way to accepting your last offer before graduation, co-op at Waterloo is a rewarding experience to help jumpstart your career.

Working at a Canadian start-up as an international student

An image of Vinayak

Vinayak Bector (he/him), a second-year Computer Science student, shares his experience working in his first co-op position as a mobile application developer at RouteThis. He discusses the process of integrating himself into the Canadian workplace as an international student. 

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