With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.
“I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.
What goes on in TC day-to-day you ask? How do employers get set up in their respective interview rooms? How do the correct students get paged to their interviews? How does manning the call centres work?
Co-op is what makes Waterloo Pharmacy unique: we’re the only co-operative education pharmacy school in Canada. Offering a co-op program is challenging and requires the support of the pharmacist community all across the country. Without employers to consistently hire students and offer invaluable learning opportunities, our program would not be possible.
I’ve been in this scenario many times and I imagine you have too. You have a question or concern about co-op so you log in to WaterlooWorks and see the list of contacts on your menu page. There’s a person’s name beside each job title but the title is abbreviated and you don’t know what any of them stand for. You pick one and hope for the best.
Co-op opens up many amazing opportunities all around the world. In the past, students have stayed closer to campus for their work terms in Toronto as well as explored other parts of Canada such as Nunavut. Others have worked in Massachusetts and New York in the U.S. and even overseas in countries such as Kenya.
Thank you to everyone who took last week’s co-op fee survey. We received an amazing 3,900+ responses! The Co-op Fee Comprehensive Review team is now inviting all co-op students to participate in focus groups.
These focus groups are an opportunity to discuss into your questions about the co-op fee with fellow students and representatives from the Co-op Fee Comprehensive Review team.
When Debra Kakaria (Walker) (BES ’93) began her first of several co-op work terms with MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC), she had no idea that she would one day become a partner of this firm.
I chose the University of Waterloo because of the co-op program. I was drawn to the possibility of experiencing the workplace as a student and I wanted to develop professional skills in hopes of expanding my opportunities.
Rachel Dennis wasn't sure what to do after she graduated from high school. All she knew for sure was she loved teaching and the outdoors. She could see herself working at Parks Canada, but wasn't sure how to get there.