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You can be considered for one of the 2017 Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Awards, if you’ve made an exceptional contribution to one or more of your work term employers in the year 2017. You must be currently registered as a Waterloo student and preferably have an academic term at Waterloo in either winter or spring 2018.
If you receive a Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award for your faculty, you might then be considered for:
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.
Please submit the following required documents (Word or PDF docs) by email to Franco Solimano, co-op student experience manager, Co-operative Education.
If you have any questions about the deadlines, please reach out to Franco Solimano, co-op student experience manager, Co-operative Education.
Here's what we need to receive from you:
Documents your employer is required to submit:
A group of Co-operative Education staff, co-op students, and FEDS Vice President of Education review the applications for the award and select a recipient from each faculty. If an insufficient number of applicants are received from any faculty, or if applicants aren’t suitable, no prize will be awarded to a student from that faculty.
Two names chosen by the selection committee from the recipients of the Waterloo award will be submitted to both the EWO and CAFCE 2017 Co-op Student of the Year Awards.
The recipient of the CAFCE award is chosen from post-secondary co-op students nation-wide based on their standing in the following areas:
For more information about this award, please visit the CAFCE Website.
Nominees are selected and submitted to CAFCE by the student's school.
The recipient of the EWO (university) award is chosen from post-secondary co-op students attending Ontario universities based on the same criteria as the CAFCE Award. The recipient of the EWO award will be presented with a certificate and $500.
Nominees are selected and submitted to EWO by the student's school.
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