News archive - 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

2020 Co-operative Education Annual Report: Message from the Executive Director

As we reflect on another record-breaking year, it's impossible not to acknowledge the impact COVID-19 has had on Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo. Practically overnight, Co-operative Education shifted our operations to ensure we could work with our students, employers, faculties, academic support units and staff to provide quality work-integrated learning experiences during this time. I'm proud to say that we also developed a number of new innovations in our programming - such as moving all co-op interviews and services to a digital landscape, introducing bulk hiring opportunities and leveraging additional funding to create more jobs. Throughout all of this rapid change, the resilience of our students, the collaboration with faculty and the unwavering support from our employers, has enabled us to grow and thrive.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Waterloo co-op students adjust, succeed through challenging pandemic year

students wearing masks with the text future ready

By: Namish Modi

Friday, March 13, 2020 was a typical day at the William M. Tatham Centre at the University of Waterloo.

Hundreds of students, staff and employers attended co-op interviews, career advice and workshops.

Three days later, everything changed drastically.

Monday, March 1, 2021

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2020’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

2020 Co-op student of the year winners

By Namish Modi and Zahra Sakhi

From making a difference in important non-profit organizations to being a part of COVID-19 trials, University of Waterloo’s co-op students shone throughout a challenging and unprecedented 2020.  

They excelled – both digitally and in-person – as the pandemic hit in March 2020.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

P4E Job Fair – How do you prepare for a virtual fair as a student?

laptop on desk with the words "job fair" written on the screen

By Cassie Harrison

Like many others, graduation is right around the corner. One more term of a full-time course load and I’ll be in the real world, meaning it’ll be time to start my career. But how does one prepare themselves for their future in these unprecedented times? How do you network and make industry connections when everything has gone digital? These are the questions that haunted me, until I learned that Partners for Employment (P4E) would still be hosting their annual career fair, only this time virtually.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Major component of first Employer Impact Awards aided by exemplary work of CEE co-op student

Simon sitting at computer smiling

By Namish Modi

Upon graduation, Simon Raiff looks to work in video production, editing, and creation.

Raiff’s co-op role as a Video Content Development Associate with Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) at the University of Waterloo helped shape what promises to be a bright future.