News archive - 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Main round ranking delay

Rankings were scheduled to open on Friday Nov 2 at 12 pm.  As a result of monitoring this activity a couple issues were recognized and quickly addressed.  First off, the rankings did not open at 12 pm, this was a result of user error when setting up the ranking opening time for students - this was corrected and resolved by approximately 12:20.  In addition, upon rankings opening given the heightened activity on the system there were some performance issues, that resolved themselves as the load on the system evened out.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Networking nerves? Ten tips to help you make a positive and lasting impression!

A female student and a man shaking hands
Opportunities to engage with potential employers and experts in your field of study are fundamental to your career development and future goals. That’s why building your professional network can seem like such a daunting task. While it’s important to be yourself, it’s vital to take the necessary steps to ensure you can develop a strong connection with someone new.
 

Guarantee that you leave a positive first impression with these ten tips, designed to help you make the most out every networking opportunity:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Partners for Employment celebrates 25 years of career fair

Carer Fair 2018
by Victoria Chan

Last month, eager students leaped at the opportunity to network with more than 265 potential employers at the Partners for Employment (P4E), Career Fair. This event took place in the Manulife Sports Complex at RIM Park, with over 3,000 students attending – almost half were UWaterloo students.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Conquering Stress on Campus

Mia, Information Centre

By: Kamal Rajab​

There are many available resources on campus that can help aid students feeling overwhelmed about the co-op process. The Information Centre (IC) located in the Tatham Centre (TC) is one of the many resources on campus that provides immediate and practical co-op information, referrals and solutions to students, alumni, staff, parents, employers and the public.  

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pedorthics - a step in the right direction

By Darlene Francis

As a kinesiology student, you have more career options than you may realize. “After my co-op work term with BioPed, a career in pedorthics is a very real possibility for me,” said Ty Johnson, a fourth year Kinesiology co-op student.

Johnson used co-op as an opportunity to get his feet wet and find out what career path might work for him. He knew that physiotherapy and chiropractic are well-known options, but wanted to explore pedorthics.