At Waterloo, we do talent differently

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Access the brightest and most innovative talent from the University of Waterloo, one of North America's top schools. Hiring co-op students/interns from our world-leading co-operative (co-op) education program can help future-proof your organization.

Co-op is a work experience program that gives post-secondary students an opportunity to alternate between academic learning and hands-on work experience. Waterloo is home to more than 25,000 co-op students/interns from more than 120 programs.

Students learn from leading researchers and instructors during their study terms and gain up to two years of real-world experience during work terms.

Join more than 7,500 other employers from across 60 countries who have tapped into the value of hiring from Waterloo. Register now and post a job!

Why hire from Waterloo

Illustration of a student walking up stairs to represent experiential learning#1 in Canadafor computer science, engineering and math

(Maclean’s University
Rankings 2022)

Bar graph showing an arrow upwards with a bag of money$2 CAD returnon average for every $1 CAD invested

in hiring Waterloo co-op students/interns.

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(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

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2021 Impact in Intl. Excellence award recipient - The Argus Group

Read about international companies hiring Waterloo co-op students

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Argus group calls on Waterloo co-op students to help further innovation

When Argus Group came to a crossroads in how they operated, they decided it was time to innovate. To help them develop new actionable business plans supported by data, they called on co-op students.

co-op students brainstorming

Investing in Waterloo co-op students on a global scale

On a mission to attract, develop and retain exceptional people, Capula Investment Management is growing its investment in student talent to full time employees.