Posts for Future students

An alumni’s nontraditional co-op adventure: Muni’s way

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Abdurrahman Muni, a Waterloo alumnus who graduated in 2016 from the Arts and Business program, gives us a glimpse into his unique co-op journey and tells us about the entrepreneurial business he is running six years later in career coaching.

During his time at Waterloo, Muni completed a total of five co-op work term:

Stepping stones to co-op success

A photo of Sanooba standing in front of the Sun Life Financial building.

Sanooba Uddin, a fourth-year Health Studies student, describes her current co-op position at Sun Life Financial as well as her experiences finding a co-op placement during difficult times.

Programming humanoid robots at Tesla: Brandon’s co-op journey

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My name is Brandon Goh and I am a third-year Mechatronics Engineering student. I will be sharing my co-op experiences that range from debugging financial applications to programming cutting-edge innovations, such as Tesla’s humanoid robot!

Developing an interest in research studies

A photo of Waterloo health student Rachel hooking wires on a person on her co-op job experience. .

Rachel Almaw, a fourth-year Health Studies student, shares what it has been like working with Dr. Monica Maly in the Mobilize Clinical Biomechanics Lab during her second co-op term!

Defying the odds while working in finance

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Falak Ismaili, smiling in a building.

Falak Ismaili, a third-year Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student, shares her co-op experience working in the financial sector and how she conquers the hurdles that come along with it!

Providing support for students, faculty and staff on campus

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Maya Ghion, in front of a tree and smiling.

My name is Maya (she/her) and I am a third-year Social Development Studies co-op student with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. I have completed two work terms; I have worked for the University of Waterloo as an online learning assistant and at Renison University College as an academic programs assistant.

One organization, two different roles

University of Waterloo Health Science co-op student, Abdullah Butt, smiling in a building.

Abdullah Butt (he/him), a fourth-year student in the Health Science program, shares what it has been like to work in research for both of his co-ops and how he was able to successfully take lead on one of his projects!

Do you have a busy boss? 4 tips to help you navigate this

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Is your boss always busy? Don’t feel that you are getting enough face time with your supervisor? Now, this isn’t always the case when working a new job, but it does happen to some of us and it can be tough! Luckily, there are ways that can help you gain more confidence and get needed support. Here are four things you can try out when faced with this kind of situation.

When a student helps students: working at WUSA

University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Navya Manoj, sitting in a car and smiling.

Navya Manoj (she/her), a second-year Health Studies student, shares what her experience has been like completing her first co-op with Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), and how her prior experience with the organization led her to the position she is in today!

Exploring different job avenues during co-op

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Charlie Jou-ter Woort, sitting on grass and smiling.

My name is Charlie Jou-ter Woort (they/them), and I am currently in-between my 3B and 4A term. I am an Environment, Resources, and Sustainability student in the co-op program. I chose the University of Waterloo specifically for the co-op program.

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