Making real contributions to early business objectives through the BETS program

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
by Edmond H.

My name is Edmond H. and I am in my second year of the Math/CPA program and am currently on my first co-op work term through the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program.

Edmond H., Math/CPA student

“What is the BETS program?”, you might ask. Well, the BETS program is a specialized co-op program offered through the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business that allows engineering, mathematics, and School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students to gain experience working for startup companies. The program pairs teams of two entrepreneurial co-op students with companies for a 12-week project placement.

For my placement, I was assigned to work for a Waterloo-based startup that focuses on developing AI solutions for other companies. Before I began my co-op term, the BETS Program provided a week of exclusive and intensive training on topics ranging from sales and marketing to the entrepreneurial mindset.

Read Edmond's full story on the original post fom the School of Accounting and Finance website.

Visit the BETS page to learn more about our specialized co-op program offering.