Co-operative and Experiential Education Employer Impact Awards

Employer Impact award diamond shaped glass trophy

The Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) Employer Impact Awards recognize and honour employers for their industry excellence and the incredible opportunities they provide to University of Waterloo students.

With a global network of more than 8,000 distinguished employers in over 65 countries, CEE’s employers provide quality work-integrated learning experiences—as well as opportunities for growth, training and development—to more than 25,000 students from Waterloo. Our students are successfully prepared to enter the future workforce thanks to the commitment and guidance of our valued employers.

Nominate your organization

The CEE Employer Impact Awards recognize and honour small, medium and large organizations for their industry excellence and the incredible opportunities they provide to University of Waterloo students. To be eligible, your organization must:

  • be registered as a University of Waterloo employer.
  • have provided a work term to one or more students over the past year.

There is no fee to submit your nomination to be considered for the CEE Employer Impact Awards! Each award category is judged on three sub-categories and can be awarded up to 30 points. The sub-categories and suggestions for an effective application are listed under each award category.

Note: Nominations for the 2023 awards are now closed.

Award categories and criteria

Award prizing

CEE Employer Impact Award recipients receive:

  • Professional, shareable custom video

  • Recognition at the awards ceremony

  • Story featured on the University of Waterloo website and social media

  • Conversation with Norah McRae, associate provost of CEE

  • Prize package including a physical award

  • Digital assets (badge, images and content)

  • Company name and logo displayed on campus in the William M. Tatham Centre for Co-operative and Experiential Education

Honourable mention recipients will receive:

  • A certificate of acknowledgement
  • Recognition of your achievement at the CEE Employer Impact Awards ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on the CEE Impact Award recipients and honourable mentions webpage
  • Recognition in a story featured on the University of Waterloo website and on social media