Posts for Current undergraduate students

Working on the future of space technology

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As a child, Isaac found his passion for astronomy by looking at the brightest stars in the night sky. Today, Isaac is a recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award for his work at the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA) in the National Research Council Canada (NRC).

Find your path to sustainability

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Breanna DeFreitas (she/her) is in her fourth year, studying Geography and Environmental Management, specializing in Climate Change and Environment. She is the recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award for the Faculty of Environment. Breanna delves into the details of her journey at Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, who nominated her for this recognition.

Engineering mindset meets scientific problems

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Jennifer Tsai (she/her), a third-year Biomedical Engineering student is the recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award for the Faculty of Engineering. Jennifer’s curiosity in science mixed with her engineering skills put her on track to great achievements in her co-op positions. She is being recognized for her incredible work at the Cembrowski Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Mastering the art of co-op: a grad student’s experience

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Maddie Savage is a University of Waterloo Master of Arts co-op student in English Rhetoric and Communication Design, in the Major Research Paper stream.


Co-op 1: Worked as a researcher for Xello, a K-12 online academic planning company, updating Canadian and U.S. school databases.

Co-op 2: Worked as a content development associate at the University of Waterloo, Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), interviewing both students and employers to develop news stories for the CEE websites.

Impacting lives through biomedical research

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Alex Chan, a third-year Biomedical Engineering student, shares an unexpected career twist that led down a path of rewarding biomedical research.   


Term 1: Queen's University School of Computing, bioinformatics research intern (Computational Genomics Laboratory) 

Term 2: SickKids, bioinformatics software research student (Scherer Lab) 

Sometimes struggles can lead to success

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Selena Yin, a second-year Statistics and Actuarial Science student, shares the beginning of her co-op journey including struggles, helpful tips a

New York, San Francisco, where to next?

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Yuvika Khardenavis, a fourth-year Computer Engineering student, shares her pursuit of travel through the exchange program and international co-ops.


 

Working in the world of marketing, quality control and supply chain

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Hello! My name is Abigail Ruhland and I am a third-year Science and Business student. I am excited to share my co-op experience in marketing, quality and supply chain!

What year and program are you in?

The power of transferable skills in the workplace

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 What is your program?

Include what year you are currently in. I am a third-year Public Health major, currently also completing a health informatics option and health research specialization.

 Who is your employer? 

A “cheat sheet” to Waterloo’s co-op resources

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I think we can agree that co-op is a wonderful opportunity that will provide you with life-

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