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Students from the School of Accounting and Finance at Waterloo became the first Canadian team ever to win the CFA Institute Research Challenge. In addition to this prestigious title, they also scored $10, 000 in prize money!
In the future, more and more jobs will require a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). If you are interested in any of these fields, Waterloo offers many opportunities for girls to participate in workshops and activities revolving around STEM.
The Wall Street Journal cites Waterloo as the main reason why Silicon Valley recruiters come to Ontario.
The newspaper says an intensive focus on academics and co-op make top companies like Apple, IBM, and Amazon seek out our entrepreneurially-minded students, and some have even moved locally to attract the talent.
Did you know that Waterloo has one of the largest business enrollments in Canada, with 20% of our undergraduates studying business, accounting, or finance? Maclean's ranked us 8th in the country for top business programs, even though we don't have a formal business school.
Waterloo students become the “T-shaped” grads valued by employers: grads with broad business and entrepreneurial skills along with deep skills in a specific discipline.