Services for co-op success

Waterloo students engaging in career building with advisors and peers

The University of Waterloo is always working on innovative ways to support your success. The Skills Development Planner will present you with specific campus resources and services to support your development of an employability skill. These are services that help support your success. Take time to explore each of the University’s student services - it will better inform you of unique resources, clubs, and events you might be interested in.


Academic advisors

Need help selecting courses or specializations? Advisors for each program would be happy to help.

AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services offers advising support if you have any permanent, temporary, or suspected disabilities. They also offer a co-op appointment to help support your preparation for co-op.


Stay active with a recreation sport, team, or club. You can meet other students and develop a healthier lifestyle.

Having trouble staying active? Check out the Move Your Mind program.

Centre for Career Action

The Centre for Career Action offers appointments, workshops, and resources, like CareerHub, to help prepare you for the right career or for further education.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services offers online resources, workshops, seminars, and individual appointments that can help with life difficulties, stress management, and more. Learn more about their services and resources.


The Federation of Students coordinates student clubs and student-run services, and supports various student societies across campus.

Health Services

Feeling sick? Find urgent medical services on campus.

International student resources

Friendly and supportive staff are here to help you transition to life in Canada by providing useful advice, resources, and group opportunities.

Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

All students can benefit from the resources at the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre. WISC provides culturally relevant information to build social awareness skills.

Student Success Office

The Student Success Office provides study skills workshops, peer success coaches, services for international students, study abroad support, and more!


WatPD offers a suite of online courses to help you enhance your professional skills. As part of your co-op degree requirements, you will complete some of these courses.

Writing and Communication Centre

Learn how the Writing and Communication Centre can help you at any stage of the communication design process, such as cover letter writing.