Career advice and support

With classroom learning, industry experience, and career support woven throughout your degree, you'll graduate ready to make an impact.

Your career starts here.

North America's largest co-op program

With the largest co-op program of its kind in North America, you'll get access to a wide variety of jobs and experiences. Use co-op to try different careers, gain valuable experience, earn money, and make contacts before you graduate!

Not in co-op?

Develop professional skills, explore career options, and learn to market yourself in the EDGE certificate program offered exclusively to students not in co-op programs.


Canada's largest career fair

Looking for a summer job? Starting your career? Put on your interview suit and meet with employers at Canada's largest career fair for students.

Be a job search pro

Making a great impression in interviews is crucial. Learn how to make your résumé stand out and how to ace interviews for the jobs you want with help from expert advisors in our Centre for Career Action


#1 for career preparation among Canada's large universitiesMaclean's national university rankings

Plan to continue your education?

Master's degree? Med school? We can help you research and prepare for further education at top universities around the world, including over 180 master's and doctoral programs right here at Waterloo.

Professional development courses (WatPD)

These free courses will help you land jobs and succeed in your career. Topics range from conflict resolution and ethical decision making to project management and problem solving.


Support throughout your career

Even after you graduate, career advisors, discounts on courses, and networking events can help you explore your career options, upgrade your skills, and make contacts through our global alumni network.

Global Experience Certificate

Expand your world view and knowledge of global issues by earning a Global Experience Certificate as part of your degree.


Career trends

65 per cent 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.


#1 in Canada for graduate employment rateQS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

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