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.
With 4 to 6 co-op terms, try out different careers to see what you like.
6,900 employers = choice
Waterloo gives you access to more co-op employers than any other university.
Earn $45,000 to $85,000
Make money to help pay for school and gain experience at the same time!
Learn to excel in interviews
Refine your job search 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
Meet people who can provide references or tips about job opportunities once you graduate.
* 2 years after graduation, ** 6 months after graduation
Co-op = one of the best decisions of my life
Honours Arts and Business co-op student Nicole Simec led a project for Microsoft Canada that was used in retail stores across the country. Learn what Nicole did at Microsoft and why she chose co-op.
Where you'll work
You choose your experience by the types of jobs you apply to through Waterloo's co-op 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.