Gain paid work experience through co-op
At Waterloo, you'll normally spend 4 months in school followed by 4 months in a paid co-op job relating to your program. We'll help you apply to jobs and support you during your work terms.
Explore careers and find your perfect fit
With 4 to 6 co-op terms, try out different careers to see what you like – before you even graduate!
Apply to jobs with our 6,900 employers
With more co-op employers than any other university, Waterloo gives you access to an unmatched range of jobs.
Earn $45,000 to $85,000 to pay for tuition
Make money to help pay for school and gain valuable experience at the same time!
Learn to excel in interviews
Refine your job search and interview skills so you're ready to hit the workforce as a pro.
Graduate with smaller debt
Waterloo co-op students have smaller student loans and are more successful at paying them back.
A network for your future
People you'll meet during co-op can help launch your career, providing references or tips about job opportunities.
Where you'll work
You choose your experience by the types of jobs you apply to through Waterloo's interview process. You might work for a multinational company with thousands of employees or for a small firm with just a few people.
Most jobs are in the Toronto and Waterloo areas, but students work around the world.
Learn more about the types of organizations that hire Waterloo co-op students or about the study-work schedule.