The Missing Manual

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The Missing Manual is everything you want to know about applying to university – and about thriving at Waterloo – that you won’t find in the brochures.


Applying to university

How to find a university program you'll love. Plus tips for applying to university – and to Waterloo.

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Nine factors to consider when choosing a university

So you’re thinking about going to university. With so many programs and universities, how do you pick? Here are nine factors to consider.

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Seven differences between high school and university

If you’re in high school and planning to go to university, you might be unsure about to expect.

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How to choose a university program

Choosing a university program can be a daunting task. A big challenge is not knowing what to look for and how to distinguish between them.

 

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Student life

Everything outside the classroom – clubs and sports, the city of Waterloo, eating on campus, residence life, and more!

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Getting involved at university

When you get to university, you want to meet new people, have fun, and maybe earn a bit of money along the way. Getting involved in campus life is the perfect fit for you!

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Clubs at Waterloo

From debate, hip-hop, and photography to cheese, there’s really something for everyone! Let’s explore the ins and outs of clubs at Waterloo.

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Eating on campus 101

Wondering what food is like on campus? What if you have a food allergy, follow a vegan diet, or you’re just kinda picky? Get the inside scoop from Waterloo's dietitian.

 

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High school success

Making the most of your high school experience from students who know what it takes.

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Top 10 best productivity apps for students

Being a student isn’t easy, and with distractions all around us, it isn’t surprising that many of us find it challenging to organize our time or to stay focused on our studies.

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5 reasons to join your high school student council

Being elected on to your high school’s student council provides you with a unique opportunity to grow as a person.

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Building a résumé before university

Putting time and effort into creating a great résumé while still in high school might seem pointless, but it’s actually a great way to get ahead of the game.

 

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Humans of Waterloo

Stories by and about the people of Waterloo – past and present.

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Is the scientist’s life the life for me?

That’s a question Materials and Nanosciences student, Jocelyn, asked herself when she was deciding what to study at university.

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Reaching into history                           

Anna, a history major, speaks about her research on the diary of Cameron Hill, a flight sergeant with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Revolutionizing the future of senior care 

Katie, a Therapeutic Recreation student, never imagined she'd start her own company and reimagine the future of senior care.

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