Explore career areas
By alternating work and study terms, you can test out different employers and career areas. Discover what you like (or dislike!) before you graduate.
Learn to be successful
Learn to write a great résumé, make a great impression at interviews, and be successful on the job – all crucial skills to launch your career. Read more about how co-op works.
$45,000 to $85,000
Waterloo co-op students earn, on average, $45,000 to $85,000 over the course of their degree. And they typically earn 15% more upon graduation than graduates of non-co-op programs.
Waterloo has more co-op employers than any other university. More employers means a larger selection of jobs and a broader range of experience.
Smaller student loans
Waterloo co-op students tend to have smaller student loans than other students and are more successful at paying them back.
Build a network
The many people you'll meet during your work terms can be help once you graduate, providing references or tips about job opportunities.