You can only receive a milestone for your on- and off-campus experiences if they're paired with professional development (PD) courses offered by the Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD). WatPD's suite of online courses help Waterloo undergraduates enhance their professional skills and improve their employability.
How do I sign up for PD courses?
Why can I take some PD courses and not others?
Some PD courses are intended for completion by co-op students or students in specific faculties (e.g. Engineering). All of the PD courses you can use to earn EDGE milestones are elective courses — they can be taken by students in every faculty, and they focus on professional skills that are widely applicable across industries.
Can I take more than one PD course in a single term?
EDGE students can only take one PD course per term. This includes PD1: Career Fundamentals, a PD course students can take to earn their career development course milestone.
If you have any questions about this policy or want to inquire about an exception, contact the EDGE team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I took PD courses as a co-op student. Can I earn EDGE milestones for my work in those course?
You may be eligible for EDGE milestones based on your history as a co-op student. Former co-op students may be awarded work/community experience milestones if they successfully completed a PD course in tandem with a successful work term and a work report.