Thursday, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus update

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

By Michelle Radman

The office landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months. Many University of Waterloo co-op students were on their work term when the pandemic hit in March and needed to quickly adapt to a new world. Without hesitation, employers adjusted operations from working in-person to a virtual world. At the same time, many found ways to provide the support and peace-of-mind that co-op students needed to help adjust.

Well-being and safety first

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

Waterloo International (WI) has allocated $20,000 to support co-op students. This is the result of a collaboration with Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), who identified a need to provide additional resources to international students.

“Traditionally, our international co-op students have a great track record of finding employment,” says Norah McRae, associate provost of CEE. “The pandemic has added challenges and barriers that we’re committed to helping them overcome.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Photos of the 6 Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Spring 2020 co-op work term updates (as of March 30, 2020)

Updated as of March 30, 2020.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Increasing support for students during COVID-19: $1M gift adds wellness counsellors to co-operative education program

University of Waterloo student counsellor talking with a student

New student counsellor positions and a digital virtual care tool will be created to expand the wellness service offerings for co-operative education students at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, February 28, 2020

New co-op employment statistics dashboard available for students

For some time now, we’ve heard from students that the way we present our co-op employment statistics could be improved. As one of our website's most highly-visited pages, we know that this information is important as you search for work as it helps to have an idea of how many students are job-hunting and when they actually find employment. 

Say hello to a brand-new employment rate dashboard built for co-op students! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New co-op fee amount confirmed for 2020/21

It’s official: the new co-op fee amount of $734 for the 2020/21 fiscal year has been confirmed by UWaterloo’s Board of Governors.

The new $734 amount was first announced earlier this year as a result of our annual financial analysis and fee setting process, which recommended a 0.7% increase to the former $729 fee amount given our existing and forecasted budget.

So what does this mean for you?

Friday, January 24, 2020

University of Waterloo Ranked #1 in Canada for Employer-Student Connections

Student and employer working together in a hospital

For the past four years, the University of Waterloo has been ranked the number one university in Canada for employer-student connections, according to the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings

The “Employer-Student Connections” metric is measured by determining the number of individual employers who have been actively present on a university’s campus over the past twelve months, providing students with opportunities to network and acquire information. Actively present employers participate in career fairs, specialized company presentations and any other self-promoting activities or events. The data for this metric is adjusted to account for the size of each institution and considers the number of students presently enrolled.