Posts for the Topic Start Up

An alumni’s nontraditional co-op adventure: Muni’s way

A photo of Abdurrahman in a maroon suit against a grey backdrop.

Abdurrahman Muni, a Waterloo alumnus who graduated in 2016 from the Arts and Business program, gives us a glimpse into his unique co-op journey and tells us about the entrepreneurial business he is running six years later in career coaching.

During his time at Waterloo, Muni completed a total of five co-op work term:

Becoming a co-founder on co-op

University of Waterloo Health Studies co-op student, Madison McBay, smiling.

Madison McBay (she/her), a fourth-year Health student in Health Informatics, shares what it has been like building a business from the ground up and how she transitioned into the role of co-founder as a co-op student.

From animals to robots: a science student’s co-op journey

University of Waterloo Science co-op student, Esha Awan, sitting on a chair and smiling, holding a pharmaceutical bottle.

Esha Awan (she/her), shares her co-op experience as a fourth-year Science student, working in a variety of industries — from pharmaceuticals to robotics— in addition to her passion for veterinary sciences.

An E Co-op student’s home decor business venture

University of Waterloo Math and Business E co-op student, Madison Greenough, smiling, and an image of two wooden wall stands.

Madison Greenough, a fifth-year Math and Business double degree student, shares her transition from a traditional co-op to E co-op and what her experience has been like building her own business.

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?