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Where do co-op students work?

Waterloo co-op students work with companies and organizations of all sizes, ranging from small firms to government of all levels and some of the world's biggest companies, including Snapchat, Barclays, General Motors, Google, Morgan Stanley, and Disney.

More than 6,700 employers in more than 60 countries hire Waterloo co-op students. Choose your experience by the types of jobs you apply to through Waterloo's interview process.

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Federal, provincial, municipal, international agencies

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Finance and insurance

Banks, insurance companies, investment firms

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Software and hardware firms in Canada and Silicon Valley

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Professional services

Consulting, urban planning, engineering, law

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Universities, colleges, elementary and secondary schools

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Hospitals, rehab centres, research centres, pharmaceutical firms

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Hydro companies, oil and gas, transit, telecommunications

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Mining, auto manufacturers, consumer goods

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Social media, public relations, marketing, publishing


What do co-op students do during their work terms?

Waterloo co-op students accomplish an incredible range of projects each year. Projects vary by program and employer but you can read what some of our award-winning students did during their work terms.

Work term locations

Most work terms are in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and Ottawa, but Silicon Valley and New York City are common destinations for some programs.