News for Alumni

Friday, January 24, 2020

University of Waterloo Ranked #1 in Canada for Employer-Student Connections

Student and employer working together in a hospital

For the past four years, the University of Waterloo has been ranked the number one university in Canada for employer-student connections, according to the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings

The “Employer-Student Connections” metric is measured by determining the number of individual employers who have been actively present on a university’s campus over the past twelve months, providing students with opportunities to network and acquire information. Actively present employers participate in career fairs, specialized company presentations and any other self-promoting activities or events. The data for this metric is adjusted to account for the size of each institution and considers the number of students presently enrolled.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

My international work term in India

By Mahek Kacheria, 3A Environment and Business co-op student

For my first co-op term, I landed an international job opportunity with Kaizen Institute in my hometown Ahmedabad, India. I worked at their regional marketing division for India & Africa as the Business Development and Marketing Associate.

Adaptability was the theme of the term. From starting work the morning after a 30-hour journey to travelling to another city for a conference jet-lagged, this experience gave me the confidence to overcome so many obstacles.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Further Education Fair is coming October 23

The Further Education Fair is coming to the SLC! The annual Fair, on October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is your chance to learn more about how to take your education to the next level!

Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to help you in planning your further education. Representatives from environment, teaching, law, MBA, health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, social work and college post-degree/certificate programs will be attending.

Friday, August 9, 2019

University of Waterloo signs Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education

Norah McRae signing the WACE charter

The first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education has been signed by more than 50 university and college presidents, education association executives and high-ranking government officials. The signing happened on August 6, 2019, as part of the 2019 WACE World Conference in at the University of Cincinnati.

Among the charter signatories was Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education for the University of Waterloo. 

“For over 60 years, the University of Waterloo has been a world-leader in co-operative education, largely due to our focus on training students to be adaptive, resilient, future-ready problem solvers,” says McRae. “It was an honour to sign this charter to symbolize our ongoing global commitment to developing stronger international work-integrated learning experiences that prepare students to address the critical, growing needs of the world’s economy.”

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.