Posts for Current undergraduate students

Co-op is the time to try things

Ashley Ferreira smiling while standing on a beach.

Ashley Ferreira (she/her), a fourth-year Physics and Astronomy student, discusses her co-op experience at Waterloo that has taken her through natural resources, aerospace and the government. She mentions how venturing out of your ideal industry and trying different roles is beneficial.

"Doing meaningful work in entry level jobs will help you grow"

Aisley Ellis pointing to her written name on the window of Student Life Centre.

Aisley Ellis (she/her), is a fourth year Honours Public Health and Human Resources student. To say her tenured co-op résumé is inspiring would be an understatement. Her blog discusses her journey from the campus store all the way to a role within government service, the importance of communication during every term and how finding meaningful and impactful work in entry-level positions are important to growing.

Accelerating a career in data analytics

Habeeb Sultana smiling.

Habeeb Sultana (she/her), a third-year Math student, shares her accomplished co-op experience, one that has led her through Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate all the way towards two (soon to be three) terms in a familiar place.

It's about the journey, not the destination

Titus Lin's desktop setup.

Titus Lin (he/him), a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student, discusses how discovering different industries and not being picky early in your co-op career is vital for building a strong résumé. 

Embracing change in multiple industries

Salma Marzouk smiling.

Salma Marzouk (she/her) is a fourth-year Science and Business student with four co-op terms under her belt. She discusses her experienced co-op resume, her switch from a healthcare position to ones in tech, her impressive queue of projects and how collaboration, as well as quality, are key to being a leader and keeping a company’s strategy in line.

Next stop, transit planning

Reeya Dalpati smiling.

Reeya Dalpati (she/her), is a recent Faculty of Environment graduate whose co-op journey has taken her all the way from her own faculty at the University of Waterloo to finding a passion for transportation planning.

Rising up in the trading world

Business headshot of Gillian Trasuk.

Gillian Trasuk (she/her), is a fourth-year Honours Math student, specializing in business and minoring in computing. Her blog displays her shining business pedigree and how co-op was always on her Waterloo agenda.

Making moves in robotics

Todd Tang looking downwards.

In middle school, Todd Tang (he/him), discovered a passion that has led him to co-op at the University of Waterloo. Today, the second-year Mechatronics Engineering student talks about his goal to lend a helping hand to the field of robotics and bring robots, as well as his career, to life.

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.

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