A degree from the University of Waterloo opens doors for your career.

#1for career preparation among Canada's large universitiesMaclean's 2018 University Rankings
87%of grads employed within 6 monthsWaterloo Key Performance Indicators
Top 25 in the world for graduate employabilityQS Global Employability Survey 2018

Explore careers before you graduate

Why wait until graduation to start exploring careers? With 4 to 6 co-op work terms, you'll test out different careers, earn money, and gain relevant experience so you're ready to jump right into your ideal career.

Canada's largest career fair

Looking for a summer job? Starting your career? Print off your résumé, put on your interview suit, and meet managers who are hiring at Canada's largest career fair.


Be a job search pro

Through Waterloo's co-op program, you'll become an expert at writing résumés and cover letters, acing job interviews, and being effective in the workplace from the day you start.

Life-long career advice

Waterloo's Centre for Career Action offers free workshops, personalized career advice, job postings, and a popular career development guide to help you plan your career goals. You can also attend networking events where you can tap into the hidden job market.


Med school? MBA? Master's degree?

With a Waterloo degree, you'll be ready to apply to a graduate or professional degree at top universities across Canada and internationally, including 190 master's and doctoral programs right here at Waterloo. Continue your education in areas such as

  • education/teaching, law, or business 
  • medicine, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, physiotherapy
  • specialized programs within your area of interest

The university for entrepreneurs

As the launching pad for more than 800 startup companies, Waterloo is the university for student entrepreneurs.

The Velocity tech incubator and GreenHouse social enterprise incubator run several programs, including a residence for entrepreneurs. You can also start your own business during a co-op work term through Enterprise Co-op.


Learn about Waterloo's 100+ undergraduate programs and get advice from current Waterloo students.