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

Paid experience before graduation

Why wait until graduation to start exploring careers? With 4 to 6 work terms, you can test out different career areas, earn money, and gain relevant experience so you can jump right into your chosen career.

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.

Canada's largest career fair

Looking for a summer job? Starting your career? Meet hiring managers at Canada's largest career fair.

Waterloo's Centre for Career Action offers workshops, one-on-one advising, job postings, a resource library, and a popular career development guide to help you plan your career goals.


#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

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, and more
  • 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.


    Lifelong career support

    We can help to launch your career and to move up once you're established. As a Waterloo student and graduate, you'll have access to

    • personalized career advice and acess to job postings
    • networking events where you can tap into the hidden job market
    • professional development courses to enhance your skills