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Where do co-op students work?

Waterloo co-op students work with some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world including AECOM, Apple, Barclays, General Motors, Google, Morgan Stanley, and Disney.

More than 6,700 employers in more than 60 countries hire Waterloo co-op students. You might work for a multinational company with thousands of employees or for a small firm with just a few people. Choose your experience by the types of jobs you apply to through Waterloo's interview process.

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Government

Federal, provincial, municipal, international agencies

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Finance and insurance

Banks, insurance companies, investment firms

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Technology

Software and hardware firms in Canada and Silicon Valley

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Professional services

Consulting, urban planning, engineering, law

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Education

Universities, colleges, elementary and secondary schools

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Health

Hospitals, rehab centres, research centres, pharmaceutical firms

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Utilities

Hydro companies, oil and gas, transit, telecommunications

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Manufacturing

Mining, auto manufacturers, consumer goods

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Communications

Social media, public relations, marketing, publishing

 

What do co-op students do during their work terms?

Waterloo co-op students accomplish an incredible range of projects each year. Projects vary by program and employer but you can read what some of our award-winning students did during their work terms.

Work term locations

Most work terms are in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and Ottawa, but Silicon Valley and New York City are common destinations for some programs.