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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Engineering a new future through nanotech career paths

by Jacqueline Gergal.

The Quantum Nano-Centre was bustling with 200+ nanotechnology students who attended the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference last month.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Easy steps to make the most out of your co-op work term

By: Jacqueline Gergal, Matt McTavish, guest writers and co-op students

A new co-op position is no different from any new job. Adjusting to the demands and workloads of a new workplace takes time. During a co-op term, you often have to learn new skills, adapt to a new culture and become comfortable with job responsibilities all in a short period of time. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From co-op student to engineering company owner

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Less than a decade after completing four co-op work terms with A-D Engineering Group Ltd., Waterloo grad Chris Newman, P.Eng, M.Eng, is now a principal co-owner of the company.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where in the World? International Photo Contest 2017

by Jacqueline Gergal.

International Education Week kicked off with co-op’s eighth annual Where in the World? International Co-op Photo Contest. The contest showcased the unique experiences of Waterloo co-op students across the globe. In just five hours on November 16, more than 300 students, employers and university staff members voted for their top two photo picks.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Broaden your Horizons- International Co-op

bridge in myanmar

2017 International Co-op Photo Contest 1st place winner: Karolina Gaebe (Asia)

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kinesiology student tackles new osteoporosis program

Waterloo kinesiology student Caray Ford is making people stronger. She developed an osteoporosis exercise program, Strong Bones, to help people with low bone mass strengthen their thoracic posture. Caray pitched the Strong Bones program to her co-op supervisor at Fit Bodies Fit Minds, a studio in Sault St. Marie that focuses on corrective exercise.

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.

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