Informational Resources

To get started, use the steps outlined in this article.

Co-op Website

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.

International Students - Co-op Resouces 

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. 

Future Ready Talent Framework 

This website details a series of key competencies/skill sets that are in high demand in today's workplace. 

Preparing for Co-op

Centre for Career Action

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.

Career Hub

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

Co-op Sequences

Use this page to learn when the co-op and study terms are for your program!

Your Stream

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. 

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Co-op Contacts

Co-op & Experiential Education (CEE) Hub

Contact the Co-op & Experiential Education Hub for answers to general co-op/career questions.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Centre for Career Action

Contact the CCA for personalized career development advice. For more information about the CCA's services and resources, visit their website.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requesting a stream

If you have a strong preference for a particular stream, you can request this by emailing 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. 

WatPD Contacts

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

If you're looking for information or contacts for a specific elective course, we recommend starting with the relevant course page. You can also consult WatPD's staff directory to find the full-time staff member responsible for coordinating your course.

General questions or feedback about course operation and logistics

You can reach the general WatPD inbox at You can also consult WatPD's staff directory to find an appropriate full-time staff member for your feedback. Finally, you can submit feedback (anonymous or otherwise) using a feedback form on the WatPD website.

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.