News for Alumni

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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Photos of the 6 Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

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.