News for Employers

Monday, July 15, 2019

Co-op student works to support sustainable development goals in Indonesia

View of Jakarta

By: Amy U

Third-year Architecture student Simone Delaney pursued an international co-op work term to gain new perspectives on the world. While working in Jakarta, Indonesia, she also gained life-changing experiences through the impactful work she did for Yayasan Peta Bencana, an organization that offers open-source mapping visualization software to help manage climate disasters. While on her work term, Yayasan Peta Bencana received the United Nations Public Service Award for ensuring integrated approaches in public sector institutions and helping to meet some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - especially those related to climate change.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Co-op students build first-of-its-kind machine in Canada

Students and professor Kevin Musselman pose with ribbon cutters Sushanta Mitra, Jan Huissoon and Ross Johnston

By Lily Roth, co-op student

With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.

“I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy celebrates Costco, long-time supporter of the School

Waterloo Pharmacy honours Costco

By Alana Rigby

Co-op is what makes Waterloo Pharmacy unique: we’re the only co-operative education pharmacy school in Canada. Offering a co-op program is challenging and requires the support of the pharmacist community all across the country. Without employers to consistently hire students and offer invaluable learning opportunities, our program would not be possible.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How one grad’s career success started with her co-op work term employer

Debra Kakaria working with co-workers

When Debra Kakaria (Walker) (BES ’93) began her first of several co-op work terms with MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC), she had no idea that she would one day become a partner of this firm.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Job Fair 2018 – What does Job Fair have to offer recent grads and alumni?

A crowd of students and employers enjoy Job Fair.

Julie Funk is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo's master’s program in Experimental Digital Media. She attended the annual P4E Job Fair as a University of Waterloo alumnus, along with current students and other alumni from Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, University of Guelph and Conestoga College. Below she recounts her experience navigating Job Fair as a grad.

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