Posts for the Topic Well being

When a student helps students: working at WUSA

University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Navya Manoj, sitting in a car and smiling.

Navya Manoj (she/her), a second-year Health Studies student, shares what her experience has been like completing her first co-op with Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), and how her prior experience with the organization led her to the position she is in today!

Turning a co-op position into a full-time career at KPMG

University of Waterloo Arts and Business co-op alum, Daynica Fisher, standing and smiling in a forest

Daynica Fisher is an Arts and Business Waterloo alum who majored in Sociology and minored in Human Resources Management. She shares her co-op experiences working in human resources and administration and how her co-op positions led her to a full-time career.

The pre-interview ritual you never knew you needed: 5 steps to confidence

Listing page image for pre-interview ritual blog, a meditating icon, with thought bubbles around it

A quick introduction!

“I’m so nervous!” The most overused line you say when you have an interview coming up. Your stomach hurts, you can’t think straight, you start having second thoughts, and ultimately just overwhelm yourself. But just like with most things in life, it's important that you mentally prepare yourself. You’re now probably asking, “Well how do I do that?” Don’t worry, I got you covered! Check out this pre-interview ritual I have created to help you get rid of those interview jitters.


Step 1: Wake up and have a healthy breakfast  

Work hard right from the beginning

University of Waterloo, 2nd year Environment Co-op student, Nickie smiling at lakeshore beach

Nickie Senthil Kumar, a second-year Honours Environment, Resources and Sustainability (ERS) student with a minor in Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, shares a glimpse of her first work term.

My first co-op experience:

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?