News archive - March 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Celebrate National Co-op Education Week with contest

Student promoting waterloo co-op

By Christine Nhan

It’s National Co-op Education Week! From March 20 to March 24, the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) is running a social media contest to celebrate the growth and impact that co-operative education has across Canada.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

University support helps co-op student find work term success

Kin student getting test on his cardiovascular

Third-year Kinesiology student Christian Delayun just finished an incredible co-op work term at the University of Waterloo’s Cardiovascular and Vascular Dynamics Lab where he examined changes in the pre- and post-flight cardiovascular health of astronauts.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Data released on the cost of WaterlooWorks

Co-operative Education is committed to clarity and transparency around WaterlooWorks. We have recently received some student requests around costs associated with the system. Below is an overview of the expenses associated with WaterlooWorks.

The successful launch of WaterlooWorks included the creation of systems strategy, an RFP, vendor selection and implementation. Strategy work started in fall 2011 and implementation started in spring 2013. Out of pocket costs for this were:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Co-op mentors and real-life work experience

by Naz Kittani

A concrete furniture warehouse, a cereal company and a world-leading automotive manufacturer: what do these have in common? For fourth-year Chemical Engineering student Eric Park, these very different co-op work term settings provided the foundations, skills and mentorship that he credits with preparing him for a career.