Your co-op advisors

Your co-op advisor

Whether you’re looking for a job or on your work term, our team of co-op advisors is here to support you.

Before your first work term, you’ll be assigned to the Centre for Career Action’s team of career advisors who can help you search for your first co-op experience. Beyond supporting first-time co-op students, career advisors offer advice to ALL Waterloo students on career-related topics.

Once you’ve found your first co-op job, you’ll be assigned to a student advisor who will be your main point of contact during your work term and will be there to support you as you find your next co-op job. Student advisors are located all across Ontario (and elsewhere) to support students in different regions and have in-depth knowledge of the organizations and locations our students work in. Your student advisor might change based on where you're working, but you'll always have someone to support and advocate for you.

CCA career advisorsCCA career advisors (co-op)

When to contact: 

• Help finding your
first co-op job

• Help with applications
and interviews

• Career planning advice

• Further education planning

Student advisorsStudent advisors (co-op)

When to contact: 

• Questions about your
co-op job, once matched

• Questions or concerns
during your work term

• Help finding a place to live

• Help finding your next co-op

student holding a bookAcademic advisors (faculty/program)

When to contact:

• Questions about your academic program

• Questions about your co-op degree requirements

• Questions about your study/work sequence 

Connect with your co-op advisor via WaterlooWorks

If you need to get in touch with your co-op advisor, you can find their name on your WaterlooWorks dashboard, listed under "Service Team" next to "WTS" (or "Work Term Support"). Please note that it may take one to two business days to hear back from your co-op advisor after you reach out.

To contact your co-op advisor while searching for work on a recruiting term: From your WaterlooWorks dashboard:
  • Use the blue "Send a message" button located at the top of your dashboard to connect with the advisor listed under "Service Team," OR
  • Call the extension listed beside the advisor's name under "Service Team" (you may have to leave a message with your student number)
To contact your *NEW* co-op advisor once you've been matched with a job: From your WaterlooWorks dashboard: 
  • Use the grey "Send a message to advisor" button located under the Co-op Sequence - Summary > Work Term Record Detail panel of your WaterloWorks dashboard, OR
  • Call the extension listed next to "WTS" within your work term record summary chart (you may have to leave a message with your student number)


Connect with your academic advisor

For a list of academic advisors by faculty, please see the following: