Posts for Current undergraduate students

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

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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. 

From space to research, engineering covers all grounds

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Emily Steiner (she/her), a fourth-year Mechatronics Engineering student, walks us through her co-op experiences and dives into how her work terms shaped her career aspirations.

A humanitarian outlook on Health Science

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Mariam Toluwalashe Omilabu is a fourth-year Health Studies student with a Pre-Clinal Specialization. She talks about her impactful co-op experiences and identifies some significant outcomes of her time in the healthcare industry so far. 

How to rock your in-person interview

Two co-op students sitting in Tatham Centre preparing for their interviews.

It’s spring 2023, co-ops! Not only does this term represent a new opportunity for all of us to make our early career marks but it also represents the return of in-person interviews at Tatham Centre (TC)!

Discovering the world of earth and space science

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Anthony Girmenia (he/him), a third-year Physics and Astronomy student, shares his experience working in research positions and describes the remarkable projects he has worked on over the last few years.  

Finding your way when things don’t go as planned

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Paniz Ojaghi (she/her), a second year Software Engineering student talks about her first attempt at the co-op application process and discusses how she navigated employment in the engineering field.

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