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WaterlooWorks is Waterloo’s online system created for students, alumni and employers to manage the recruitment process.
WaterlooWorks' broad scope makes it a dynamic recruiting tool for employers, an all-in-one system for students to use to search and apply for jobs, and a record-keeping and interview-scheduling tool for CE staff.
Don't wait until last minute to apply
Extensions will not be given to students who are logged in, but have not completed their applications by the time the posting closes.
Don’t contact employers for job details. Instead, conduct your own research on the web.
Co-operative Education will not provide the names, e-mail addresses or phone numbers of interviewers.
Take a look at the work search resources in the Centre for Career Action’s CareerHub (login required)
You can search and apply for jobs via WaterlooWorks, as well as search for jobs externally, on your own. Review work-term requirements and how to arrange your own job.
Meet with your student advisor (or a career advisor if you’re searching for a job for your first work term) to clarify job search strategies and to ensure you comply with Co-operative Education’s regulations and procedures.
Otherwise, you’re committed to all interviews granted until you’re matched with a job through the process.
To withdraw from any interviews scheduled through WaterlooWorks when trying to arrange your own job, you must first speak with your student advisor (or a career advisor if you’ve not yet had a work term).
If you receive an offer to return to a previous employer after you have started to apply for posted jobs, you’re allowed to withdraw from the interview process prior to noon on the day before interviews begin. New Winter 2018 - Once interviews start, you must continue through to the rank/match process, however you can add returning offers to your ranking form.
If the offer is received prior noon on the day before the first day of the interview cycle, you must inform your student advisor so that the offer of employment can be confirmed with the employer and recorded in the system.
Normally you may not withdraw from interviews once you begin the process however you can add returning or arranged own offers to your ranking form, all information must be submitted at least 5 business days prior to ranking deadline. You must follow the guidelines for withdrawal from interviews.
Pharmacy students may return to a previous employer only once.
Students are required to return to an employer for their next scheduled work term (a minimum of two (2) consecutive work terms) if the requirement was:
There are many reasons to work for the same employer for more than one work term. Seriously consider it if you are presented with the opportunity.
Some posted co-op positions may require you to work for eight straight months, rather than the normal four.
Your student advisor can offer advice and assistance regarding this process.
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