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Suggested co-op work term start and end dates

  September - December 2016 January - April 2017 May - August 2017
Start date           August 29 January 3 May 1
End date   December 16 April 28 August 25

In addition to Co-operative Education's important dates posted below in the calendar, please also view the undergraduate important dates posted by Quest

General information about calendar (below)

  • "MAIN" = students in Accounting, Applied Health Science, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Financial Management, Math, and Science 
  • "ARCH" = students in Architecture
  • "PHARM" = students in Pharmacy
  • After the First Interview Cycle match, other interview cycle rankings open at 8:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 a.m. (see calendar below for open and close dates)
  • Centre for Career Action workshops with dates, location, and details
  • Check your Waterloo-assigned email regularly for messages from Co-operative Education

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September 2016

___Monday___ ___Tuesday___ __Wednesday__ ___Thursday__ ___Friday___ ___Saturday_

5

UW closed -Labour Day

6

Summer postings start

7

8

Start of classes

Co-op drop-ins (15 minutes) for pre-first work term students 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. daily

Last date Canadian students may apply for a US visa by 4:30 p.m.

9

Information Sessions Start

10

12

GRADUATING "Major Banks Only" Interviews start

13

14

PHARM Job Deadline

15

16

 

17

PHARM - Posting 1 opens - 7 a.m.

19

Grad -Interviews Start

ARCH -Employer Invitation to post on WaterlooWorks

20

MAIN Job Deadline

PHARM Posting #1 close 11:59 p.m.

21

PHARM posting #1 Apps available 8 a.m.

Final 1169 Posting

22

MAIN Deadline to approve posting #1 by 11:59 p.m.

ARCH JIT: International Employers Invitation to Recruit

23

MAIN posting #1 open 7 a.m.

Final 1169 Apps available

24

26

MAIN Posting #1 close 11:59 p.m.

Last date to start 1169 work term to meet 12 week requirement 

27

MAIN Posting Contingency Day

28

MAIN Posting Apps available 7 a.m. 

Career Fair @ RIM Park

29

PHARM Interviews 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MAIN Deadline to approve posting #2 by 11:59 p.m.

30

MAIN Posting #2 open 7 a.m.

Last day to remove students from interview process by 4 p.m.

1

       

October 2016

___Monday___ ___Tuesday___ __Wednesday__ ___Thursday__ ___Friday___ ___Saturday_

3

MAIN interviews

MAIN posting 2 close 11:59 p.m

4

MAIN interviews

MAIN posting #2 Apps available 7 a.m.

PHARM Employer rankings close 4 p.m.

Student rankings open 4 p.m.

5

MAIN interviews

6

MAIN interviews

Start of classes

Co-op drop-ins (15 minutes) for pre-first work term students 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. daily

Last date Canadian students may apply for a US visa by 4:30 p.m.

ARCH JIT: International Postings

7

MAIN interviews

PHARM student ranking close 10 a.m.

PHARM Match 12 p.m. 

8

10

UW closed -Thanksgiving

11

Reading/Study Day

12

Reading/Study Day

13

MAIN interviews

14

MAIN interviews

PHARM continuous  interviews Deadline for employer postings

15

PHARM continuous interviews 

Posting #1 open 7 a.m.

17

MAIN interviews

18

MAIN interviews

PHARM continuous interviews

Posting #1 close 11:59 p.m.

19

MAIN interviews 

PHARM continuous interviews

Posting #1 apps available 8 a.m.

20

MAIN interviews

21

MAIN interviews

22

24

MAIN interviews

25

MAIN interviews

26

MAIN interviews

27

MAIN interviews

28

MAIN interviews

PHARM continuous interviews 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

ARCH Posting #1 close

29

31

MAIN interviews

         

November 2016

___Monday___ ___Tuesday___ __Wednesday__ ___Thursday__ ___Friday___ ___Saturday_

31

MAIN interviews

1

MAIN interviews

MAIN Employer ranking close at 8 p.m.

MAIN Student ranking open 4 p.m.

PHARM Employer ranking close 4 p.m.

PHARM Student ranking open 4 p.m.

2

3

MAIN student ranking consult 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

MAIN student ranking close 2 p.m.

MAIN Match by 4 p.m.

4

MAIN continuous postings start - posted for 2 Business days 

ARCH Interviews Toronto 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PHARM student ranking close 10 a.m.

PHARM Match by 12 p.m.

5

7

Increase student app count 99

ARCH Interviews Cambridge

8

ARCH Interviews Cambridge

9

ARCH Interviews Cambridge

ARCH JIT: Rankings

10

MAIN continuous interviews

11

MAIN continuous

First Match 10.30 a.m.

ARCH Employer ranking close 11 a.m. 

ARCH Student open 1 p.m.

ARCH Student ranking consult 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

12

14

MAIN continuous interviews

ARCH student ranking close 7 a.m.

ARCH Match by 4 p.m. 

15

MAIN continuous interviews

ARCH continuous interviews

16

MAIN continuous Match

17

MAIN continuous interviews

18 

MAIN continuous Match 

19

21

MAIN continuous interviews

22

MAIN continuous interviews

ARCH continuous interviews

23

MAIN continuous interviews Match 10:30 a.m.

ARCH continuous interviews Match 10:30 a.m.

24

MAIN continuous interviews

25

MAIN continuous Match

ARCH continuous Match

GRAD interview End

26

28

MAIN continuous interviews

29 

MAIN continuous interviews

ARCH continuous interviews

30

MAIN continuous interviews END

1

MAIN continuous Match END

ARCH continuous Match END

2

3

December 2016

___Monday___ ___Tuesday___ __Wednesday__ ___Thursday__ ___Friday___ ___Saturday_

28

MAIN continuous interviews

29

MAIN continuous interviews

ARCH continuous interviews

30

MAIN continuous Match 10:30 A.M.

ARCH continuous Match 10:30 A.M.

1

MAIN continuous Match END

ARCH continuous Match END

2

3

5

End of Classes

6

 7

8

Exams begin

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

Fall Co-op Work Term Ends

17

19

20

21

22

Exams End

23

Grad Postings End

24

26

University Closed -Christmas Break

27

University Closed -Christmas Break

28

University Closed -Christmas Break

29

University Closed -Christmas Break

30

University Closed -Christmas Break