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.
Federal, provincial, municipal, international agencies
Finance and insurance
Banks, insurance companies, investment firms
Software and hardware firms in Canada and Silicon Valley
Consulting, urban planning, engineering, law
Universities, colleges, elementary and secondary schools
Hospitals, rehab centres, research centres, pharmaceutical firms
Hydro companies, oil and gas, transit, telecommunications
Mining, auto manufacturers, consumer goods
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.