You will receive academic credit for your work terms based on how your performance is evaluated by your employer at the end of your work term.

As we navigate through the global COVID-19 pandemic together, we recognize the demand for key transferable skills that are critical in today’s economy. Focusing on the development of targeted talents and competencies is what you'll need to prepare for the future of work. To assist you in identifying these competencies, the University of Waterloo has developed the Future Ready Talent Framework (FRTF), consisting of four talent clusters, that contain three competencies each.

The Student Performance Evaluation format will change on January 30, 2021, to provide you with better clarity as you focus on the development and demonstration of these competencies over the course of your work term. The rating system from Outstanding to Unsatisfactory remains unchanged.

To receive co-op credit, you must receive an evaluation of marginal or better on each of your individual work terms. Ideally, this should be submitted by your employer by the end of the work term or by the end of the next semester following the work term at the very latest. To learn more about the Student Performance Evaluation requirements, please visit the co-op roles and responsibilities webpage.

We’ll reach out and send multiple reminders to the contact listed on your "Work Term Record" (your "Work Term Record" can be found on the bottom right side of the WaterlooWorks dashboard) to conduct a Student Performance Evaluation during the fourth month of your work term. As a co-op student, it is your responsibility to ensure your employer completes and submits this within the appropriate time frame. It is best if you can remind your employer to submit your Student Performance Evaluation BEFORE you leave the work term. If you have any questions about working with your employer to complete your Student Performance Evaluation, please reach out to your co-op advisor.

You may choose to discuss your performance BEFORE the end of your co-op work term by asking your employer to conduct an informal mid-term evaluation. These early conversations can be helpful to see what areas can be improved upon by the end of the term.

Note: Mid-term evaluations will not be recorded on WaterlooWorks. 

If you have questions about completing your Student Performance Evaluation, contact your co-op advisor.

Submitting Student Performance Evaluation forms

The student performance evaluation form below is valid for work terms before December 31, 2020 (including the fall 2020 term.) Please save and complete the evaluation form before January 30, 2021, and then e-mail it as an attachment to waterlooworks@uwaterloo.ca A new evaluation form will be available on January 31, 2021.

To review and add comments to your form, visit this page

If you have questions about completing your Student Performance Evaluation, contact your co-op advisor.