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Why co-op?

The University of Waterloo is a global leader in co-operative education. We have the world's largest co-op program of its kind with more than double the amount of students than the next largest co-op program in Canada. 

More than 120 of our undergraduate programs offer co-op.

Our competitive edge gives students more opportunities for success

  • 6,300+ co-op employers in 60+ countries
  • Co-op student employment rate of 97%
  • Four to six full-time, paid co-op terms before graduation

Waterloo co-op students earn more​​

  • Total earnings of co-op students in 2013-2014 amounted to $225 million
  • 74% of Waterloo co-op students made an annual income of more than $50,000 two years after graduation in 2013-2014

Prepare for your career to take flight

  • More than 2,000 international work terms in the last year