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Whether you have a career in mind or you're not sure what careers interest you, we can help you explore potential careers – before you graduate!

Resources to help you succeed


With 8,000 employers, Waterloo offers North America's largest co-op program. You can

  • test drive different career areas,
  • gain valuable experience,
  • earn money, and
  • make contacts to help launch your career.

Become a job search pro

Advisors in our Centre for Career Development can show you how to

  • make a résumé that stands out,
  • find jobs you want,
  • ace job interviews, and
  • land the job you want!

Planning on a Master's degree? Med school?

Get advice on how to make your application shine when applying to top universities around the world, including 180 master's and PhD programs here at Waterloo.

Support for students not in co-op

Not in co-op? We've got you covered! Develop professional skills, explore career options, and learn to market yourself in the EDGE certificate program.


#1 in Canadaand #21 globally for startup foundersPitchbook 2023
Most innovativeuniversity in Canada for 30 of the last 32 yearsMaclean's 2024 university rankings
81%of Waterloo co-op grads earn $60,000+ two years after graduation compared to 44% of all Ontario gradsOntario University Graduate Survey 2023

Unlock your inner entrepreneur

Have an idea you want to explore? Our world-renowned innovation ecosystem supports your entrepreneurial potential with more than 45 tailored programs for every skill level and interest.

Professional development courses

Learn the skills that will help you land jobs and quickly climb the corporate ladder in our free professional development courses.


Canada's largest student career fair

Looking for a summer job? Ready to start your career? Polish your résumé and meet with employers who are ready to hire.

Once a Warrior, always a Warrior!

Even after you graduate, our alumni resources are here to help you explore career options, upgrade your skills, and make connections through our global alumni network.


Check out our ultimate guide to planning your career →


Career trends

65% of children entering primary school today will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. While the future can’t be predicted with 100% certainty, there are some trends that indicate the kinds of skills that will be needed in the future.

Learn about industry trends, what careers in these industries might look like in the future, and university programs that will help you get there.