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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Record number of co-op students interviewed this fall

by Jacqueline Gergal

A record-breaking 13,909 co-op students met with employers during the first ten days of main round employer interviews at the Tatham Centre this fall. That’s a 15 percent increase in interviews (including in-person, phone and web-based) over last year. On October 19, more than 1,700 interviews took place, breaking another record for the most interviews in one day.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Co-op Connections Pay Off For These Alumni

Matt Paznar (BASc '05) will never forget his first co-op work term. After securing a position at engineering and environmental consulting firm R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, he arrived in the office just after the Walkerton drinking water E. coli outbreak made news in 2000.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Call out for Co-op Student of the Year nominees

By: Matt McTavish, guest writer and co-op student

The Co-op Student of the Year Awards are back for 2017!  We are excited to announce that student applications and employer nominations can be submitted now.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

HVACR Career Night: the hottest and coolest event in November

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Last Wednesday, November 1, Waterloo students learned about the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry at the HVACR Career Information and Networking Night, hosted by Co-operative Education and the Centre for Career Action. The event brought students, employers and industry experts together to talk about careers and co-op opportunities in HVACR.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kinesiology student bends over backwards for manufacturing safety

by Alecz Sallows.

Waterloo kinesiology student Mack Gingerich knows that better ergonomics can have a big impact on manufacturing. In his first co-op work term at Canadian automobile parts manufacturer Linamar, Mack conducted ergonomic tests on new production lines being built in the factory. His role was to identify changes that would increase the efficiency, comfort, and safety of workers - changes engineers could incorporate before the line was running in full production.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HVACR Career Information and Networking Event

The HVACR industry is growing quickly, with a need for talented workers. Learn about career paths and co-op opportunities in HVACR– heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration – from industry experts at CECA’s upcoming info and networking event.

Wednesday, November 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

RCH, room 307

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Professional School & Post-Degree Day

Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:00 AM
Student Life Centre, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo

Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to assist you in planning your further education. A list of representatives will be available on our website a week prior to the event. Representatives from education, law, MBA, Engineering, health, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, social work and college postdegree/certificate programs attend.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Co-op student implements new exercise program for seniors

by Alecz Sallows

Karen Poveda, a kinesiology student at the University of Waterloo, is helping seniors remain physically active as they age. During her co-op work term at the Schlegel Villages long-term care facility, she implemented a new program called Move More. This program focuses on finding creative ways to incorporate movement into senior residents’ daily lives.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Highest student turnout for Career Fair in a decade

Smuckers booth at career fair

By Jacqueline Gergal

A record-breaking 3,140 students attended the annual Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Career Fair on Wednesday, September 27. Students from the University of Waterloo made up about half of all attendees, with 1,541 students attending – that’s an increase of 68% over last year.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Waterloo awarded accessibility grant for co-op

The University of Waterloo has received a grant that aims to further enhance the work term experience for all Waterloo co-op students, including those with disabilities.

The one-year, Enabling Change Project funding enables the Waterloo Co-op AccessAbility Team (WatCAT) to develop a support model to ensure students with disabilities can engage in the University’s robust co-operative education program.

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