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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Projectfunding 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.