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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

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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

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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?

Ground to Google in 2 Years: Hima’s Co-op Journey

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My name is Hima Sheth and I am a second-year Computer Science Student. I’m excited to share my journey throughout Waterloo’s co-op program so far and some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way!

Equity, diversity and inclusion: Ina’s path

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Hey everyone! My name is Ina (she/her), and I am in my third-year at the University of Waterloo, obtaining an Honours Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Social Development Studies.  

How many co-op work terms have you done and where have you done them?  

Consulting, tracking snakes, and writing: environment for life

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Ishani Dasgupta (she/her), a fourth-year Environment, Resources and Sustainability student, gives us an exclusive look into the various positions she has done in the environmental sector, and teaches us to always be ourselves no matter what! 

Ishani has completed a total of four co-op terms:  

Tutoring on co-op: a teachable moment

A photo of Manvi, a UWaterloo arts co-op student, sitting on a sofa and smiling.

Hi! My name is Manvi (she/her) and I’m an Honours Arts and Business co-op student and I completed my first work term this winter. My major is Economics and I'm also working towards a minor in Legal Studies.

What are some main projects that you worked on during your co-op term?

Research in equestrian training: Max's first co-op journey

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Max Homm is a Science student in Honours Biology going into his 2B academic term. He describes his first co-op experience and the skills he developed during his term at Levade!

How many co-op work terms have you done and where have you done them?

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