Posts for the Topic Environment

Fishin' in the field

Shelby standing in a creek in overalls and a hat.

Shelby Robertson (she/her), a fourth-year student in Environmental Science Ecology, has been working towards making an impact on the environment through her co-op position at Parks Canada. She shares with us her experiences working in an aquatic field and how her courses helped her throughout her work terms.


Shelby has completed a total of five co-op terms:

Consulting, tracking snakes, and writing: environment for life

A photo of Ishani

Ishani Dasgupta (she/her), a fourth-year Environment, Resources and Sustainability student, gives us an exclusive look into the various positions she has done in the environmental sector, and teaches us to always be ourselves no matter what! 

Ishani has completed a total of four co-op terms:  

Creating content with Shraddha: behind-the-scenes

A photo of uwaterloo co-op student Shraddha Gourishetty smiling in front of illuminated architecture.

Shraddha Gourishetty (she/her), a second-year Environment student studying in the Geomatics program, gives us a look into her very first co-op term working in social media and shares how this experience has changed her perspective on content creation.

Exploring different job avenues during co-op

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Charlie Jou-ter Woort, sitting on grass and smiling.

My name is Charlie Jou-ter Woort (they/them), and I am currently in-between my 3B and 4A term. I am an Environment, Resources, and Sustainability student in the co-op program. I chose the University of Waterloo specifically for the co-op program.

First work term co-op at Habitat for Humanity

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Emma Schuster, smiling.

For the impact her work had at Habitat for Humanity, Emma Schuster (she/her) is the recipient of the 2021 Environment Co-op Student of the Year Award! Schuster, a second-year Environment student, talks about her experience working in social media and what she has learned from it.

How WE Accelerate helped me land a co-op job

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Harshminder Sidhu, smiling outside.

Harshminder Sidhu (she/her), a 3B Planning student, shares her co-op experience as a Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate student in the D2L stream.

How do you feel WE Accelerate set you up for success in the search for your next job?

Working for one of the largest municipalities in Canada

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Jeffrey Ren, smiling inside of a building.

Jeffrey Ren, a fourth-year Urban Planning student at Waterloo, shares his co-op experiences working for the City of Windsor and the City of Ottawa, and how the connections he built through co-op got him an offer for a full-time job!

Paving the way through co-op

University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Matt Jay, standing in a banquet hall

Matt Jay, a third-year Environment student in the School of Planning, tells us all about his co-op experiences working for different cities and that perseverance is key when it comes to co-op!

Working in Dubai at Yellow Door Energy

University of Waterloo Environment Co-op student, Ayman smiling outdoors

Ayman Gostar, a third-year Environment and Business student, shares a glimpse to his first work term in Dubai.

Working in a world between Environment and Business

University of Waterloo Environment Co-op student, Sam Rehan smiling

Sam Rehan, a third-year international student pursuing Environment and Business, shares his experience in the co-op world between Environment and Business.  

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