Posts for Current undergraduate students

You are capable of more than you think

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Prachi Dhanky (she/her), an Honours Arts and Business student with a major in Psychology, shares the story of how she realized she is much more capable of doing things than what she originally believed.


Prachi's work terms so far:

Fishin' in the field

Shelby standing in a creek in overalls and a hat.

Shelby Robertson (she/her), a fourth-year student in Environmental Science Ecology, has been working towards making an impact on the environment through her co-op position at Parks Canada. She shares with us her experiences working in an aquatic field and how her courses helped her throughout her work terms.


Shelby has completed a total of five co-op terms:

Crash testing aircraft batteries

Brielle standing in front of a small, grounded, colourful plane

Brielle Chenier (she/her), a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student, shares her role working within a sustainable aircraft company along with the ups and downs of her co-op term.

A snippet in the life of a co-op student

Maham Surahyo standing in front of a Peel Regional Police backdrop

Maham Surahyo, a third-year Public Health student, shares her experience working for the Peel Regional Police as a community safety and well-being analyst. 


Q & A with Maham  

What are your responsibilities in the workplace and what does your work entail?  

When sports and business collide

A photo of Riana standing at the Toronto Raptors basketball arena.

Riana Ismail, a fifth-year health student, shares with us how she arranged all of her co-op jobs so far in the sport business sector.

Riana is in her fifth year in the Recreation and Sport Business program, with a minor in Event Management. She has completed one internship and five work terms so far, all of which she arranged on her own. 

How to be professional in a work environment

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No matter where you work - whether it be a formal or casual work environment – keeping a professional image of yourself will only increase your chances to make a good impression on the company.

It may be a little tricky to get used to, but little things can make a big difference to be the best-behaved employee. Here are a few tips on how to be professional in a work environment…

Take initiative. Make an impact. Attract rewarding opportunities.

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Vrushti Trivedi (she/her), a Waterloo Arts alumnus, dives deep into all five of her co-op roles and shares how she managed to work part-time during her study terms as an international student.

How to network like a BOSS

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Attending a networking event can be very intimidating for many of us, especially when we don’t know what to expect or how to prepare.

Working upwards from start-ups to Tesla Motors

A photo of Sydney sitting at her work desk, smiling and wearing headphones.

Sydney Ouellette (she/her), a third-year Arts student, gives us insight into the various positions she has done in the technical writing field.

Experience, exposure, and an exhilarating story: Tanveer’s journey

A photo of Tanveer smiling in front of the Toronto General Hospital building.

Hi! My name is Tanveer Randhawa and I am excited to share my academic, professional and personal experiences over the last few years as a Health Science co-op student at the University of Waterloo.

What year and program are you in?

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