To get started, use the steps outlined in this article.
This resource covers all general information related to the co-op program including how to find a co-op job, how to use WaterlooWorks, working abroad, co-op fees, and more.
This page outlines specific details about how international students should prepare and for their co-op term, as well as tips for international students and resources available to them during their terms.
This website details a series of key competencies/skill sets that are in high demand in today's workplace.
Preparing for Co-op
Career Advisors can help with career planning, career management strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, work search methods and setting meaningful career goals. This can be done through one-on-one sessions, workshops and events, and several other resources.
Find resume and interview tips, sample resumes, and various workshops that will help set you up for a successful job search.
Use this site to find resume writing tips, interview tips, and advice on finding work. You can also use your WatID credentials to take a look at the current employment statistics.
Applying for Co-op
Use this page to learn when the co-op and study terms are for your program!
Once you have your student number, use this page to find out what co-op stream you belong to!
WaterlooWorks is a platform used by students to apply for jobs, book interviews, and several resources /platforms for finding jobs even outside the co-op term.
Contact our CEE Hub for answers to general co-op/career questions.
- In person: TC ground floor
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 519-888-4026
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Centre for Career Action
Requesting a stream
If you have a strong preference for a particular stream, you can request this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1. We can't guarantee that you will be placed in the stream you prefer, because we must balance the students in each class.
The Academic Director of WatPD-Engineering and a representative from WatPD visit 1A (stream 4) and 1B (stream 8) classes during the fall and winter terms to introduce students to WatPD-Engineering. These sessions focus on the program's goals, the importance of professional skills for Engineering students, and the two compulsory PD courses (PD19 and PD20) Engineering students take.
Questions about Engineering PD courses
Questions about elective PD courses
General questions or feedback about course operation and logistics
Questions about WatPD-Engineering
Questions about academic exceptions, registration, and fail counts
You should contact your academic program advisor with questions about exceptions, registration, fail counts, and any other academic issues. If you're not sure who to contact, consult this list of Engineering academic advisors.