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Co-op Student of the Year Award student nomination form

Criteria and scoring for the Waterloo award

  • Evaluations received from your employer should ideally be outstanding for at least one work term in the award year and preferably at least excellent in other work terms of the award year (15 pts.)
  • Contribution to employer, especially above and beyond the job description (15 pts.)
  • Academic achievements (minimum 75 per cent overall average) (10 pts.)
  • Contribution to co-op (5 pts.)

    This refers to what you've done to promote co-operative education. In the past students have mentioned helping other co-op students to improve their résumés, giving a presentation on co-op education to their company's management while on a work term, volunteering to talk to potential students about co-op at Waterloo open houses, sitting on the Co-op Student Council or if in Engineering on EngSoc, returning to their high school to talk to classes about co-op and Waterloo, etc.

  • Volunteer and or community involvement (5 pts.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brent Thornhill, one of our Co-op Student Experience Managers.

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

Work term * (required)
Select which work term you would like to nominate yourself for.
Work term evaluation * (required)
Select the rating your employer gave you.
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Upload a 900 word statement explaining why you should win the Student of the Year Award based on how you performed above and beyond your employer's expectations and your job description. Format your statement so that each of the judging criteria (see above) is addressed under its own heading. Be sure to translate technical information into language that anyone can understand, as people without knowledge of your background may be reviewing the statement. They should be able to appreciate the meaning and significance of your accomplishments in order to make a fair assessment.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Upload a one-page statement (maximum length of 500 words) from one or more of your 2018 co-op employers describing the outstanding contribution you made to the organization (i.e., saved a phenomenal amount of money, discovered a new process, etc.), how you performed above and beyond your employer's expectations and your job description or examples of your integrity in the workplace. Your employer's supporting statement can be submitted as part of the package of documents you are providing or, if your employer prefers, they can email it to the co-op student experience manager (email address shown above). If your employer is recommending you for this award, Co-operative Education needs only your name (student’s name) along with your employer’s supporting statement. Co-operative Education will contact you to ask for your résumé, records, and personal statement.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Submission options * (required)
Agreements * (required)
As an applicant, you must inform your employer that you will be applying for Waterloo's Co-op Student of the Year award. You must also agree to allow Co-operative Education to use your name, profile, and photograph for publication and promotional purposes if you are selected as a winner or honourable mention for the awards.
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