Posts for the Topic Skill-up

Exploring oncology in co-op

University of Waterloo Health Co-op student, Iman Salehi smiling

Iman Salehi, a third-year Health Studies major and Medical Physiology minor student, shares how he found a deeper meaning in oncology from his co-ops.

Day in the life of a WE Accelerate student

Waterloo WE Accelerate Co-op Student Aseel Osman smiling

Aseel Osman, a 1B Nanotechnology Engineering student, shares her co-op experience as a Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate student in the Digital Bootcamp stream during a VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex, Ambiguous) time.

What did a day in the life of a WE Accelerate student look like?

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.  

Never stop believing in yourself

University of Waterloo, Math Co-op student, Priyanka Saha sitting on grass

Priyanka Saha, a second-year international student pursuing Computer Science under the Faculty of Math shares the difficulties in finding the first co-op amidst Covid-19 pandemic.

Journey behind landing the first co-op:

Never hesitate to ask questions, just do it

University of Waterloo Engineering co-op student Prithika smiling in a forest

Prithika Hariharan, a second-year Management Engineering student shares the impact she created during her two co-op terms. 

Prithika spent her first co-op term at a start-up called Makeship who produces plush toys. Makeship wanted Prithika to create a dashboard that would allow their company to communicate with clients. How cool, right?

Getting a taste of different work environments

Celina wearing sunglasses and smiling in front of a lake

Celina Maya Mohni, a 4A Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) student who is currently specializing in climate science and working towards a diploma in sustainability at the University of Waterloo shares her co-op experience and how her skills have developed during her work terms.

Contributing to the health and safety of Canadians during uncertain times

Noah wearing a suit and smiling
Over the course of the 2021 winter term, I completed my co-op working as a clinical research assistant for LMC Manna Research in Toronto. I was given the exciting opportunity to work on many ongoing clinical health trials in Canada.

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.