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Whether you have a career in mind or you want to explore the possibilities, we have the resources to help you succeed.

North America's largest co-op program

Test out different careers, gain valuable experience, earn money, and make contacts through co-op – all before you graduate and start your career!

Be a job search pro

Expert advisors in our Centre for Career Development can teach you how to research careers, make a résumé that stands out, ace job interviews, and land the job you want.


Plan to continue your education?

Master's degree? Med school? Advisors can help you prepare applications for further education at top universities around the world, including 180 master's and PhD programs here at Waterloo.

Career success for students 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.


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

Support as your career evolves

Career advisors, discounts on courses, and networking events can help you explore career options, upgrade your skills, and make contacts even after you graduate.

Professional development courses

These courses will give you the skills to succeed. Topics range from conflict resolution and ethical decision-making to project management and problem solving.


Canada's largest career fair for students

Looking for a summer job? Ready to start your career? Put on your interview suit and meet with employers who are ready to hire.

Global Experience Certificate

Expand your world view and demonstrate your intercultural skills and knowledge by earning a Global Experience Certificate.


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.


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

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