Posts for Future students

On a mission to reduce emissions

University of Waterloo student, Paige Sharpe, smiling on a balcony.

Paige Sharpe (she/her), a third-year Health Sciences student with a minor in Addictions, Mental Health and Policy, discusses her most recent co-op job at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Working behind the scenes of Waterloo’s societies and clubs

Kavya Gupta posing on a path in winter.

Kavya Gupta (she/her) is a second-year Math student whose introduction to co-op has allowed her to hone organizational skills and accounting skills as well as collaborate with and enjoy time alongside people on University of Waterloo’s campus.

Co-op is the time to try things

Ashley Ferreira smiling while standing on a beach.

Ashley Ferreira (she/her), a fourth-year Physics and Astronomy student, discusses her co-op experience at Waterloo that has taken her through natural resources, aerospace and the government. She mentions how venturing out of your ideal industry and trying different roles is beneficial.

"Doing meaningful work in entry level jobs will help you grow"

Aisley Ellis pointing to her written name on the window of Student Life Centre.

Aisley Ellis (she/her), is a fourth year Honours Public Health and Human Resources student. To say her tenured co-op résumé is inspiring would be an understatement. Her blog discusses her journey from the campus store all the way to a role within government service, the importance of communication during every term and how finding meaningful and impactful work in entry-level positions are important to growing.

Accelerating a career in data analytics

Habeeb Sultana smiling.

Habeeb Sultana (she/her), a third-year Math student, shares her accomplished co-op experience, one that has led her through Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate all the way towards two (soon to be three) terms in a familiar place.

It's about the journey, not the destination

Titus Lin's desktop setup.

Titus Lin (he/him), a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student, discusses how discovering different industries and not being picky early in your co-op career is vital for building a strong résumé. 

Embracing change in multiple industries

Salma Marzouk smiling.

Salma Marzouk (she/her) is a fourth-year Science and Business student with four co-op terms under her belt. She discusses her experienced co-op resume, her switch from a healthcare position to ones in tech, her impressive queue of projects and how collaboration, as well as quality, are key to being a leader and keeping a company’s strategy in line.

Next stop, transit planning

Reeya Dalpati smiling.

Reeya Dalpati (she/her), is a recent Faculty of Environment graduate whose co-op journey has taken her all the way from her own faculty at the University of Waterloo to finding a passion for transportation planning.

Rising up in the trading world

Business headshot of Gillian Trasuk.

Gillian Trasuk (she/her), is a fourth-year Honours Math student, specializing in business and minoring in computing. Her blog displays her shining business pedigree and how co-op was always on her Waterloo agenda.

Making moves in robotics

Todd Tang looking downwards.

In middle school, Todd Tang (he/him), discovered a passion that has led him to co-op at the University of Waterloo. Today, the second-year Mechatronics Engineering student talks about his goal to lend a helping hand to the field of robotics and bring robots, as well as his career, to life.

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