Posts for the Topic Staying motivated

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