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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Website launched for co-op fee transparency and updates

Students want to know how their co-op fee is spent.

In July 2017, a project team was officially established to take a deeper look at the co-op fee (we're calling it a co-op fee "deep dive"). One of the project goals is to increase transparency around how the co-op fee funds are spent. This week, the project team launched a digital space for students to engage with for project clarity and updates.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Co-op student embraces work terms in the North

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Co-op students who consider travelling for their work terms often picture themselves in a warm and sunny location. That wasn’t the case for University of Waterloo Biology alumnus Andrew Vermeer (BSc ’12), who decided to venture up to Nunavut’s Baffin Island.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Important updates about spring 2018 co-op jobs

There are new ways to find co-op opportunities this term – including the potential to include outside offers in your first-round ranking form! See below for further details.

Jobs posted or expiring early

Looking for a spring 2018 co-op job? WaterlooWorks has early jobs posted on the "Co-op" job board. These jobs may appear before January 15th and/or may expire prior to January 23rd. A special note will be included in the job posting for any jobs that do not follow our standard timelines.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind?

"When I heard we needed 60 students, I thought it was crazy," laughs Chelsea King,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Engineering a new future through nanotech career paths

by Jacqueline Gergal.

The Quantum Nano-Centre was bustling with 200+ nanotechnology students who attended the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference last month.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Easy steps to make the most out of your co-op work term

By: Jacqueline Gergal, Matt McTavish, guest writers and co-op students

A new co-op position is no different from any new job. Adjusting to the demands and workloads of a new workplace takes time. During a co-op term, you often have to learn new skills, adapt to a new culture and become comfortable with job responsibilities all in a short period of time. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From co-op student to engineering company owner

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Less than a decade after completing four co-op work terms with A-D Engineering Group Ltd., Waterloo grad Chris Newman, P.Eng, M.Eng, is now a principal co-owner of the company.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where in the World? International Photo Contest 2017

by Jacqueline Gergal.

International Education Week kicked off with co-op’s eighth annual Where in the World? International Co-op Photo Contest. The contest showcased the unique experiences of Waterloo co-op students across the globe. In just five hours on November 16, more than 300 students, employers and university staff members voted for their top two photo picks.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Broaden your Horizons- International Co-op

bridge in myanmar

2017 International Co-op Photo Contest 1st place winner: Karolina Gaebe (Asia)

By: Matt McTavish, guest writer and co-op student

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kinesiology student tackles new osteoporosis program

Waterloo kinesiology student Caray Ford is making people stronger. She developed an osteoporosis exercise program, Strong Bones, to help people with low bone mass strengthen their thoracic posture. Caray pitched the Strong Bones program to her co-op supervisor at Fit Bodies Fit Minds, a studio in Sault St. Marie that focuses on corrective exercise.

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