Current students

Are you currently studying in a traditional (i.e. non-co-op) program? Do you want to improve your career skills and market yourself to employers? Are you having trouble connecting the work you do in the classroom to your future in the workplace?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, EDGE — the University of Waterloo’s new experiential education certificate program — might be right for you. Students who work through EDGE will leave campus with an essential set of skills and the ability to make clear, confident connections between their experience and employer needs.

In-person EDGE advising has been suspended indefinitely as part of the University's response to COVID-19. Online advising appointments are available or reach the EDGE team at

EDGE milestone eligibility

If you've completed any co-op terms or certain courses, you might have earned EDGE milestones without knowing it! Learn more about EDGE milestone eligibility.

Frequently asked questions

Check out our list of common questions for students who haven't signed up for EDGE yet.

Getting started

Not sure where to begin? Check out our tips for starting your EDGE journey.