Posts for the Topic Overcoming challenges

Experience, exposure, and an exhilarating story: Tanveer’s journey

A photo of Tanveer smiling in front of the Toronto General Hospital building.

Hi! My name is Tanveer Randhawa and I am excited to share my academic, professional and personal experiences over the last few years as a Health Science co-op student at the University of Waterloo.

What year and program are you in?

Tutoring on co-op: a teachable moment

A photo of Manvi, a UWaterloo arts co-op student, sitting on a sofa and smiling.

Hi! My name is Manvi (she/her) and I’m an Honours Arts and Business co-op student and I completed my first work term this winter. My major is Economics and I'm also working towards a minor in Legal Studies.

What are some main projects that you worked on during your co-op term?

Blogs, writing, action: Fatima’s experience

A photo of Fatima standing and smiling with her arms wrapped around a tree.

Hi everyone! My name is Fatima Muni and I am a third-year Arts and Business co-op student at Waterloo. I am excited to take you through my co-op journey working at Co-operative and Experential Education (CEE), and what I did during the eight months that I was there.  

Stepping stones to co-op success

A photo of Sanooba standing in front of the Sun Life Financial building.

Sanooba Uddin, a fourth-year Health Studies student, describes her current co-op position at Sun Life Financial as well as her experiences finding a co-op placement during difficult times.

Developing an interest in research studies

A photo of Waterloo health student Rachel hooking wires on a person on her co-op job experience. .

Rachel Almaw, a fourth-year Health Studies student, shares what it has been like working with Dr. Monica Maly in the Mobilize Clinical Biomechanics Lab during her second co-op term!

Defying the odds while working in finance

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Falak Ismaili, smiling in a building.

Falak Ismaili, a third-year Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student, shares her co-op experience working in the financial sector and how she conquers the hurdles that come along with it!

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.

A pharmacy student’s pandemic experience

University of Waterloo Science co-op student, Camille Huo, smiling.

Camille Huo (she/her), a third-year Pharmacy student at the School of Pharmacy, shares her experience working in a pharmacy during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and how she navigated the pressures of it as a co-op student. Her accomplishments led her to be named the recipient of the 2021 Science Co-op Student of the Year Award!

Journey around the world for a co-op job

University of Waterloo Math co-op student, Anoushka Gupta, sitting on a chair and smiling

Hello! My name is Anoushka and I am a second-year Computer Science student. I have completed my first co-op work term as a Web Assistant for the Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) department at the University of Waterloo. 

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?

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