Posts for the Topic Staying motivated

A math student’s passion for working in the health sector

University of Waterloo Math co-op student, Laura Bumbulis, smiling.

Laura Bumbulis (she/her), a fifth-year Math student in the Statistics and Combinatorics & Optimization program, talks about the projects she was part of while at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and gives some advice on finding a co-op job. Laura is also the recipient of the 2021 Math Co-op Student of the Year Award!

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!

Trying different roles in Marketing: Amica, Manulife, Mejuri

University of Waterloo Arts co-op student, Rency smiling in a restaurant

Rency Luan, a fourth-year Arts and Business student majoring in Rhetoric English, shares her experience working in various digital marketing positions. 

Journaling pushes me to keep learning something new

University of Waterloo Kinesiology co-op student, Emily outside by a building

Emily Tam, a fourth-year Kinesiology student at the University of Waterloo, shares how she kept herself motivated by journaling during her co-op terms.

How did you keep yourself motivated during your work term? 

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. 

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