Withdrawing WaterlooWorks applications and interviews

If you’ve applied to jobs in WaterlooWorks, you may only withdraw your applications and interviews if one of the scenarios below apply.

Please see our important dates calendar to determine where you are in the co-op process and connect with your co-op advisor to discuss your specific situation in further detail. 

Before first interview cycle begins  If you receive an external offer from a previous employer or arrange your own job outside of WaterlooWorks before 12:00 p.m. on the day before interviews begin, you could be allowed to withdraw your WaterlooWorks applications
During first interview cycle If you receive an external offer from a previous employer or arrange your own job, your external offer will be added to your ranking form once approved. If you have serious concerns about a job after attending an interview, you may request that your application be withdrawn. These situations are rare and assessed on a case-by-case basis. *NEW* If you're feeling overwhelmed by your interview schedule, contact your co-op advisor to discuss available options or fill out a Request for Interview Relief form on WaterlooWorks. Learn more on our interviews page
During continuous interview cycle If you've accepted an offer from a previous employer or arranged your own job before 12:00 p.m. one business day before an interview, you could be allowed to withdraw your WaterlooWorks applications. If you have serious concerns about a job after attending an interview, you may request that your application be withdrawn. These situations are rare and assessed on a case-by-case basis. *NEW* If you're feeling overwhelmed by your interview schedule, contact your co-op advisor to discuss available options or fill out a Request for Interview Relief form on WaterlooWorks. Learn more on our interviews page
During direct offer period If you've accepted an offer from a previous employer or arranged your own job outside of WaterlooWorks, you can withdraw your WaterlooWorks applications at any point.

Important: You are required to attend all interviews, regardless of their status "confirmed" or "unconfirmed." Please remember not to disclose any information about your external offer to your employers. 


Other important information for interviews

Please click below for additional important information and resources that you may need to know for interviews.