Welcome, Waterloo co-op students! This webpage will give you a sense of what your recruiting term will look like if you're using the WaterlooWorks Co-op job board to search for jobs. For any jobs found outside of the WaterlooWorks Co-op job board, you can follow the arrange own job process!
- Pharmacy and Architecture students: please use the buttons above to view important dates for applying to pharmacy and architecture jobs.
- Architectural Engineering students: you can choose to apply for architecture jobs (following the important dates for architecture students) or any other job (following the calendars below).
Updates to our co-op hiring process
Here's an overview of what's new:
For a full list of dates and deadlines, check out the calendars below!
Winter 2021 Important Dates
|Maximum # of applications you can submit (increased by 50 each cycle)||Job postings open||Apps due||Remote interview period||Employer rankings available||Student rankings due||Match results available|
|Cycle#1 Posting#1||Submit up to 50 apps||Jan 11—15*||Jan 19 at 9AM (ET)||Jan 25—
|Feb 11 at 2PM (ET)||Feb 12 at 2PM (ET)||Feb 12 by end of day|
|Cycle#1 Posting#2||Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle)||Jan 20—22||Jan 26 at 9AM (ET)|
|February 13-21 Reading week = no interviews – focus on your academics, plan ahead and take good care of yourself!|
|Cycle#2 Posting#1||Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles)||Feb 16—19||Feb 23 at 9AM (ET)||Feb 26—
|Mar 11 at
|Mar 12 at
by end of day
|Cycle#2 Posting#2||Submit up to 200 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles)||Feb 24—26||Mar 2 at 9AM (ET)|
|Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles)||Mar 16—Apr 16
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9AM (ET) - check back often!
Interviews every Tuesday-Thursday
at 8PM (ET)
at 10AM (ET)
by end of day
Following the last match on April 16, you can continue searching for jobs until after your work term begins if you’re still looking for a job for the Spring 2021 work term. Employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.
January 2021 calendar of dates
February 2021 calendar of dates
March 2021 calendar of dates
April 2021 calendar of dates
Please note: Some jobs may follow different hiring timelines, depending on the employer’s specific hiring needs. Be sure to take note of each job’s specific application instructions and deadlines!
Suggested co-op work term start and end dates
|September - December 2021||January - April 2021||May - August 2021|
|Start date||September 7||January 4||May 3|
|End date||December 23||April 23||August 20|