University COVID-19 update

  • Visit our Coronavirus Information website for more information.
  • Wondering how your Spring 2020 co-op work term looks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Visit our NEW web page for up-to-date information. 
  • Planning on working internationally or in the USA in the Spring 2020 term? Read about how the international travel suspension affects you.
  • Have you been asked to work remotely and wondering what to do? We've put together six great tips to help you as a co-op student navigate through the tranisition.
  • Wondering how co-op interviews and work terms are impacted by COVID-19 events? Read our Frequently Asked Questions about co-op for current information on this situation.

Work abroad sessions and dates

Co-op students at work discussing a project

General information session for working outside of North America

If you’re interested in completing a co-op work term outside of North America, please attend the workshops offered by the Centre for Career Action. They publish a brochure of workshops for every term that you can access on the main page of their site. Look for the category, 'International Work Search'.

You will find out how to search for international jobs, hear from previous co-op students who have completed an international work term, and will learn about the international employment process.

Deadlines and visa consultation sessions for arranging a co-op work term in the USA

Mandatory pre-departure training on LEARN

  • Regardless if you have done a previous work term abroad or not, you must complete the online pre-departure training in LEARN. This is mandatory for all Waterloo students. Instructions will be sent to you once your job is showing on your work term record and the course is open.
  • Not completing the pre-departure training course could affect your opportunity to work abroad for your co-op term and receive credit for it.