Posts for the Topic Government

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!

Finding your first job is hard...but it gets easier

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Hameedat smiling in a garden

Hameedat Busari, a 4A Economics student at the University of Waterloo, shares some of her highlights and challenges of her co-ops during the pandemic! 

How has working remotely changed your lifestyle?

Making meaningful contributions through project management

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Headshot of Laura smiling

Laura Kwan, a fourth-year Arts and Business, Legal Studies and Sociology student, shares how she developed an interest in project management through co-op.

Discovering a passion for research through co-op

University of Waterloo student Jordan Ducatel, 3B Honours Physics and Astronomy student smiling by a lake.

Jordan Ducatel, a 3B Honours Physics and Astronomy student, shares how he found his passion for research in Physics through co-ops. 

Jordan's first co-op:

How opportunities can grow into new passions

University of waterloo Public Health co-op student, Nilusha smiling beside a tree

Nilusha Rattansi, a third-year Honours Public Health student, also pursuing a minor in French, shares her co-op experience by encouraging us to try new things! 

Nilusha spent her first co-op term at the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility in Toronto followed by her next co-op term where she was at Year Zero Studios as a Research and Digital Marketing Fellow. 

Prepare yourself for the real world with real work experiences

University of Waterloo Environment Co-op student, Peter Voltsinis smiling

Peter Voltsinis, an Honours Planning alum from the University of Waterloo, says he can’t imagine his journey without co-op. 

A passion for Political Science in the workforce

Matthew wearing a yellow hat and smiling in his house

Matthew Olsen, a 3B Honours Arts and Business student majoring in political science, specializing in global governance and minoring in public policy and administration talks about his passion towards political science during his co-op. 

Avoiding burnout & adapting to change while working for the federal government

Miila standing while holding her dog in front of mountains

Miila Kai Tuju, a small-town girl from Muskoka pursuing her 4B term of Planning says, “Never be afraid to apply to a city you’ve never been to before.” She never imagined to be working for the federal government out in Ottawa. Miila says, “It's really important because if I hadn't made that decision one night to just randomly apply, I wouldn't have been here running the fe