Thursday, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus update

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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pharmacy student joins World Health Organization influenza team for co-op term

John Kim standing inside the World Health Organization buildng

John Kim never thought he’d land an intern job with the World Health Organization (WHO) within the Global Influenza Programme.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2019 Co-operative Education Annual Report: Message from the Executive Director

Ross Johnston portrait

With more than 21,000 co-op students across six faculties, and 7,100 employers in more than 60 countries, the University of Waterloo is recognized as one of the pre-eminent institutions in co-operative education.

Monday, December 16, 2019

WaterlooWorks moving to ADFS authentication

On Monday, December 16, 2019 WaterlooWorks is moving to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) authentication. This change impacts students, staff, and alumni - employer users of the system are not affected.

Logging in to WaterlooWorks

The updated login page is consistent with those used across systems supporting single sign-on.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hiring History and Work Term Ratings

Beginning in 2020, you’ll see a new tab within each co-op job posting in WaterlooWorks where students and employers can view work term ratings submitted anonymously by students over past work terms. This tab will also contain a hiring history for the organization, if available.

Making more informed decisions

Thursday, December 5, 2019

My international work term in India

By Mahek Kacheria, 3A Environment and Business co-op student

For my first co-op term, I landed an international job opportunity with Kaizen Institute in my hometown Ahmedabad, India. I worked at their regional marketing division for India & Africa as the Business Development and Marketing Associate.

Adaptability was the theme of the term. From starting work the morning after a 30-hour journey to travelling to another city for a conference jet-lagged, this experience gave me the confidence to overcome so many obstacles.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Employer Information Sessions registration via WaterlooWorks coming soon

Starting on December 18, 2019, all Waterloo students will be able to register for Employer Information Sessions via WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Further Education Fair is coming October 23

The Further Education Fair is coming to the SLC! The annual Fair, on October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is your chance to learn more about how to take your education to the next level!

Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to help you in planning your further education. Representatives from environment, teaching, law, MBA, health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, social work and college post-degree/certificate programs will be attending.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Co-op: Moving out and moving on

Student working on laptop

This story was originally written and published on Imprint by Sunny Fleming.

You might not know exactly what to expect until you get there —
and that’s okay.

I just finished a five-year English co-op program in April.

I came to UW wondering what was in store for me as a student.

I never really gave much thought to what co-op would be like until my second year, when I got my first co-op placement with Humber College. 

I was going to work in the Writing Centre as a tutor, and I was beyond excited.


Photo by David Yin