Posts for Future undergraduate students

From campus to cancer research

Janvi Tamakuwala smiling

Janvi Tamakuwala (she/her), a fourth-year Health student, discusses her most recent co-op term as a pancreatic cancer medical research assistant at the Notta Lab under the University Health Network (UHN).

Ambition and action: a changemaker’s vision for youth prosperity

University of Waterloo student, Darren Baine, sitting on a rocky beach with sunglasses.

Darren Harry Baine (he/him) is an individual on an inspired journey of continual growth and development. He views himself as an ‘inspired work-in-progress' in his third year of Biology with a Bioinformatics option. As an international student originally from Kampala, Uganda, he is determined to deliver quality education on an international scale through his non-profit initiative, the Young Eye Foundation. Darren shares his inspiring co-op and entrepreneurial journey, as well as how the Enterprise Co-op program enabled these two journeys to come together. 


A career check-in with Cameron

Cameron Stirrup sitting at his desk smiling.

Hello blog fans! Cameron here! If you don’t know me, I’d recommend you check out all the amazing student blogs we’ve featured so far this term.

Developing processes that transcend co-op

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Yatharth Sejpal, smiling with his arms crossed.

Yatharth Sejpal (he/him), a third-year Honours Psychology and Business student, guides us through his co-op journey, how to achieve the perfect interview and how putting in the time to go above and beyond has made his experience one of the greatest of his life. 

Working in the Waterloo web world

Willow Carmount sitting at her desk at Waterloo's IST department.

Willow Carmount (she/they), is a third-year Honours Arts and Business student majoring in Peace and Conflict studies, who’s called the University of Waterloo home for five work terms. During this time, she has used co-op as a chance to venture into industries she never thought she would - ultimately discovering a future career in technology.

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.

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