How to hire a co-op student

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At Waterloo, we have 10,000 + co-op students from 120+ programs available to hire each term. 

You can hire co-op students in several different ways.

WaterlooWorks is our centralized recruitment system. It makes it easy for you to connect with our students and find the talent you need. Here are the options for hiring co-op students:

  • WaterlooWorks “Hire Waterloo Co-op” board: Use this board if you’re looking to hire a full-time co-op student for the current or upcoming co-op work term. Follow our hiring cycles to help reach the largest number of co-op students in Canada. Your service team is here to support you through your recruitment.
  • WaterlooWorks “Hire Waterloo Other Jobs” board: Use this board to post part-time, summer and volunteer positions, or co-op opportunities that fall outside our standard work term requirements or hiring cycle timelines. This board can be accessed by all students, not just co-op students.
  • Post a job outside of WaterlooWorks: If you choose to post outside of WaterlooWorks, like on your company website or an outside job board, we can still help! To get added visibility with UWaterloo students, post your job on the “Hire Waterloo Other Jobs” board and direct students to the original posting. If you hire a student from Waterloo, they can submit the job for co-op credit.

To learn more about the various WaterlooWorks job boards, visit WaterlooWorks Help: Get started

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