Co-op students working in a small business setting

If you are are a first-year engineering student looking for experience working at start-up, you may want to consider the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program.

This 16-week co-op placement consists of over 80 hours of training and development and rotation through three startups in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

How it works

The BETS program allows first year engineering students (Entrepreneurs in Training) to experience working with the founding members of a startup team and you will get the chance to make real contributions to early business objectives, and to the startup trajectory. This program will pair teams of two entrepreneurial co-op students with companies for project-based micro placements of 5 weeks each. 

The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business will mentor and support you throughout the 16-week term, help you develop transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, and micro work term placements.

The program consists of:

  • one full week of intensive training and development (first week)
  • three placement rotations through startups in the Waterloo region (five weeks per placement for a total of fifteen weeks)

Eligibility: must be a first-year engineering co-op student.

How to apply

For more information on the BETS program, please contact Emily Peat.