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.
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.
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.
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.
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.