Posts for Future undergraduate students

A Gender and Social Justice student's insight into on-campus opportunities

Alison Baird smiling and holding a shovel.

Alison Baird (any), a third-year Gender and Social Justice student discusses how they made the most of their experience working in the University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Office and how she approaches applying to a co-op position.

Humanizing healthcare: building connections in the workplace

University of Waterloo Health student, Lexi Stumpf, smiling

Lexi Stumpf (she/her) is a third-year student in the Faculty of Health. She discusses how co-op gave her the opportunity to explore different areas of healthcare and how connecting with patients motivates her to do her best.

Charged with purpose: reflections of an Electrical Engineering co-op student

Narayanan (Nana) Ramakrishnan standing in front of a yellow wall, with a Shell Canada logo smiling.

Narayanan (Nana) Ramakrishnan is a Master of a Engineering Co-op (MEng Co-op) student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He started the program in fall 2022 and is specializing in Sustainable Energy. As part of his degree, he completed a four-month co-op as an electrical engineering intern at Shell Canada in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.


Q&A with Narayanan

Beyond the counter: a glimpse into pharmacy

University of Waterloo Pharamcy student, Jaskaran Singh Attwal, smiling

Jaskaran Singh Attwal (he/him) is a fourth-year Pharmacy (PharmD) student. He shares his experience working in various healthcare fields and maintaining a work-life balance as a young professional.

Staying curious and embracing lab life on co-op

University of Waterloo Science student, Genevie Tran, smiling

Genevie Tran (she/her) is in her third year of Biology. She discusses her passion for wet lab research and her advice for staying motivated throughout the work term.

Decoding how to succeed in co-op

Eric Bilaver, University of Waterloo co-op student, posing

Eric Bilaver (he/him) is in his fourth year of Computer Engineering. He shares his experience building an app from scratch, developing self-confidence along the way and working on perfecting his application process.

Auditing adventures: co-op at KPMG

A collage of University of Waterloo AFM student Nathan skiing, posing in a stadium and rock climbing

Nathan Farquharson (he/him) is in his third year of Accounting and Financial Management (AFM), minoring in Economics and specializing in Business Analytics. He gives us a glimpse of working at one of the Big Four accounting firms and the importance of networking as a co-op student.

Mapping my way through co-op: problem solving in the workplace

Ben Woodward taking a selfie

Ben Woodward (he/him) is a fourth-year Geography and Environmental Management and Earth Sciences student. In this blog he shares his experience using geographic information systems (GIS) and web mapping work for various levels of government, a private company and his local museum.


Ben's co-op journey:

A passion for FinTech: co-op at CIBC

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student, Trupthi Raghu posing in front of a future leaders powerpoint slide.

Trupthi Raghu (she/her) is pursuing a Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In this blog, she discusses getting to explore Finance and Technology (FinTech) and the challenges of working in the financial sector.


Trupthi's co-op journey

Architectural ambitions: learning through purpose

Ricardo Dabydeen in suit

Ricardo Dabydeen (he/him), a fourth-year Honours Planning student specializing in urban design, discusses his passion for architecture and how he found a sense of giving back to his community through his co-op journey.


Ricardo's co-op journey:

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