Posts for Future undergraduate students

Confidence is your greatest asset in the workplace

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Alex Zhu (he/him) is a third-year student in the Computer and Financial Management program, in the Faculty of Math. He is a recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award for his role at Mastercard as an associate consultant intern. Alex discusses his journey navigating the corporate world while diversifying his professional skills.

“It’s hard to be stressed in Switzerland”

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Andrew Ding, smiling in front of mountain view

Andrew Ding (he/him) is a fourth-year Geomatics student in the Faculty of Environment. He is the recipient of the 65th anniversary award for International Excellence. This award marks the 65th anniversary of Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo. Andrew takes us back to his co-op term in Switzerland and shares how he is shaping a sustainable future for himself and the world, one co-op at a time. 

Finding the intersection between race and health

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Rachel Almaw’s (she/her) dedication to research has resulted in remarkable work, for which she is being recognized with the Co-op Student of the Year Award for the Faculty of Health. She is a fourth-year student in the Health Studies program, with a minor in Gerontology. Rachel shares the various elements of working in a research lab and walks us through her passion for bridging the gap between health and race.

Mastering the art of co-op: a grad student’s experience

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Maddie Savage is a University of Waterloo Master of Arts co-op student in English Rhetoric and Communication Design, in the Major Research Paper stream.


Co-op 1: Worked as a researcher for Xello, a K-12 online academic planning company, updating Canadian and U.S. school databases.

Co-op 2: Worked as a content development associate at the University of Waterloo, Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), interviewing both students and employers to develop news stories for the CEE websites.

Impacting lives through biomedical research

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Alex Chan, a third-year Biomedical Engineering student, shares an unexpected career twist that led down a path of rewarding biomedical research.   


Term 1: Queen's University School of Computing, bioinformatics research intern (Computational Genomics Laboratory) 

Term 2: SickKids, bioinformatics software research student (Scherer Lab) 

Sometimes struggles can lead to success

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Selena Yin, a second-year Statistics and Actuarial Science student, shares the beginning of her co-op journey including struggles, helpful tips a

New York, San Francisco, where to next?

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Yuvika Khardenavis, a fourth-year Computer Engineering student, shares her pursuit of travel through the exchange program and international co-ops.


 

Working in the world of marketing, quality control and supply chain

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Hello! My name is Abigail Ruhland and I am a third-year Science and Business student. I am excited to share my co-op experience in marketing, quality and supply chain!

What year and program are you in?

The power of transferable skills in the workplace

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 What is your program?

Include what year you are currently in. I am a third-year Public Health major, currently also completing a health informatics option and health research specialization.

 Who is your employer? 

A “cheat sheet” to Waterloo’s co-op resources

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I think we can agree that co-op is a wonderful opportunity that will provide you with life-

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