Posts for Future undergraduate students

Crunching numbers and building dreams

University of Waterloo student, Arnav Gupta, standing in front of a colourful wall.

Arnav Gupta (he/him), a third-year Honours Mathematics and Business Administration student, is making a name for himself in finance, one co-op term at a time. He shares some key advice on the value of online courses and volunteer opportunities, how to manage stress and how to remain adaptable when facing new challenges.  

“Seeking discomfort leads to great personal growth”

University of Waterloo student, Sam Roberge-Arnott, standing outside of Griffith Observatory with his bicycle.

Sam Roberge-Arnott (he/him) is in his fourth year of studying mechatronics engineering. Having completed six work terms, Sam imparts wisdom on building connections in university, standing out in competitive programs and embracing international opportunities.

Cracking the code to a successful co-op term

Prabhsharan standing in front of the Niagara Falls.

Prabhsharan Singh Sethi (he/him), a second-year Mathematics student, shares what he’s learned from his first co-op term at the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning. From interview preparation to finding a sense of belonging in his first year, Prahbsharan shares real challenges facing co-op students.

Blueprints and baguettes: designing buildings in Paris

University of Wateroo student, Michael Salib, smiling in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Michael Salib (he/him), a fourth-year Architecture student, shares how the architecture curriculum and the co-op program offer students the freedom to explore new cultures and reconnect with their own.

Humans: the most valuable resource at work 

University of Waterloo student, Natalie Alhadidi, smiling in a grassy field with a windmill in the background.

Natalie Alhadidi (she/her) is a fourth-year Psychology student with an impressive set of interpersonal skills. As a student interested in a career in human resources, Natalie discusses the value of collaboration in the workplace, the importance of finding intrinsic motivation and the value of international co-op experiences. 

Great experiences in the great lakes

University of Waterloo student, Putri Cullinane, smiling on a trail in the woods.

Putri Cullinane (she/her) is a third-year Environment, Resources and Sustainability major pursuing a minor in Economics. Her passion for water research and climate action shines through as she discusses her work experience in government and non-profit roles, along with strategies for maintaining well-being in the face of eco-anxiety. 

Decoding challenges in the data world

University of Waterloo student, Shashwat Murawala, smiling in the forest.

Shashwat Murawala (he/him), a second-year Computer Science student, discusses his first co-op experience as a data analyst at JANA corporation while highlighting the importance of continuous learning in the ever-evolving technology field.  

Diversifying your work experience through co-op

Headshot of Vanessa Vanpopic smiling.

Vanessa Vanpopic (she/her) is in her fifth year of Honours Arts and Business majoring in Legal Studies. Completing five work terms in four different positions across three companies, Vanessa shares the value of diversifying your work experiences.

Co-op for a better community

Vanessa Cerqueira standing under a tent, behind a table with cardboard boxes, holding a donations can.

Vanessa Cerqueira (she/her), is a fourth-year Honours Arts and Business student majoring in Legal Studies. She shares how through her five co-op terms, she’s built conversational skills, found a home away from home courtesy of the Co-op for Social Good program and how she’s been able to give back to the community she grew up in.

Byte-sized adventures

Luke Tao skydiving.

Luke Tao (he/him), a fourth-year Computer Science student, shares his co-op experience that has taken him coast to coast on his software development quest.

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