Alternate co-op opportunities

From federally funded programs to developing your own business concept, you can take advantage of certificate programs and other ways you gain co-op credit through other programs.

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Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate program

Develop in-demand skills with real-world work experience for a flexible work-term.

 double arrow WE Accelerate program eligiblity and benefits


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Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) program

Start your own business while earning a co-op credit.

 double arrow How the E Co-op program works


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Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program

Are you a first work term student in Engineering, Math, Arts or Environment? Consider working for a local start-up.

 double arrow How to apply for the BETS program


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Co-op Research Certificate

Complete the Co-op Research Certificate through research-focused work terms.

 double arrow Co-op Research Certificate requirements

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Job funding programs

There are funding programs available for employers hiring co-op students.

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