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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy celebrates Costco, long-time supporter of the School

Waterloo Pharmacy celebrates Costco, long-time supporter of the School

By Alana Rigby

Co-op is what makes Waterloo Pharmacy unique: we’re the only co-operative education pharmacy school in Canada. Offering a co-op program is challenging and requires the support of the pharmacist community all across the country. Without employers to consistently hire students and offer invaluable learning opportunities, our program would not be possible.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How one grad’s career success started with her co-op work term employer

Debra Kakaria working with co-workers at MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC)

When Debra Kakaria (Walker) (BES ’93) began her first of several co-op work terms with MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC), she had no idea that she would one day become a partner of this firm.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Landing the dream co-op job at Parks Canada

Parks Canada

Rachel Dennis wasn't sure what to do after she graduated from high school. All she knew for sure was she loved teaching and the outdoors. She could see herself working at Parks Canada, but wasn't sure how to get there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A co-op term built on experience

Patricia Baranoski, a third-year Civil Engineering co-op student

by Jacqueline Gergal

“I was excited to arrive on-site and see all the progress that happened in my absence,” said Patricia Baranoski, a third-year Civil Engineering co-op student.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Waterloo honours its top co-op students, including national winner

University of Waterloo's 2017 Co-op Students of the Year

A student from the University of Waterloo is top co-op student for Canada, Ontario and the University for 2017.

Emily Pass, a student of physics and astronomy in Waterloo’s Faculty of Science, was just named Canada’s 2017 Co-op Student of the Year by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada. She also won the Education at Work Ontario (EWO) Co-op Student of the Year award, Ontario’s top prize.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A tale of two co-ops

by Mona Qutub, AHS Ambassador

Public Health is everywhere, whether it involves creating a website as a health and wellness resource or providing students experiencing a mental health crisis the resources they need.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chasing the dream of clean water through co-op

by Shawn Syjueco

In some parts of the world, it can take several hours each day to find uncontaminated water. Third-year Chemical Engineering student Uchenna Mbanefo’s dream is to eliminate this burden by making clean drinking water easily accessible in her home country of Nigeria.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Largest student attendance in half a decade at Job Fair 2018

by Shawn Syjueco

Wintry weather didn't stop over 3,750 students from attending the Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Job Fair 2018 at RIM Park last month. The annual employment fair drew crowds of students from the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hiring Waterloo co-op students for the long haul

by Jacqueline Gergal

HTS Engineering uses Waterloo’s co-op program to feed the future of their company. After hiring hundreds of Waterloo students for work terms since 2006, they know firsthand the value of co-op.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Co-op student embraces work terms in the North

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Co-op students who consider travelling for their work terms often picture themselves in a warm and sunny location. That wasn’t the case for University of Waterloo Biology alumnus Andrew Vermeer (BSc ’12), who decided to venture up to Nunavut’s Baffin Island.

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