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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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind?

"When I heard we needed 60 students, I thought it was crazy," laughs Chelsea King,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Engineering a new future through nanotech career paths

by Jacqueline Gergal.

The Quantum Nano-Centre was bustling with 200+ nanotechnology students who attended the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference last month.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Co-op student redefines first work term success

What does a successful first co-op job look like?

For Kariem Abd El Salam, a second-year Science and Business student majoring in Biotechnology and Economics, it didn’t look exactly the way he had pictured it.

In fact, Salam was unable to secure a co-op job the first time he went through the job search process.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From co-op student to engineering company owner

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Less than a decade after completing four co-op work terms with A-D Engineering Group Ltd., Waterloo grad Chris Newman, P.Eng, M.Eng, is now a principal co-owner of the company.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where in the World? International Photo Contest 2017

Sunset in Myanmar

by Jacqueline Gergal.

International Education Week kicked off with co-op’s eighth annual Where in the World? International Co-op Photo Contest. The contest showcased the unique experiences of Waterloo co-op students across the globe. In just five hours on November 16, more than 300 students, employers and university staff members voted for their top two photo picks.  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kinesiology student tackles new osteoporosis program

Waterloo kinesiology student Caray Ford is making people stronger. She developed an osteoporosis exercise program, Strong Bones, to help people with low bone mass strengthen their thoracic posture. Caray pitched the Strong Bones program to her co-op supervisor at Fit Bodies Fit Minds, a studio in Sault St. Marie that focuses on corrective exercise.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Record number of co-op students interviewed this fall

by Jacqueline Gergal

A record-breaking 13,909 co-op students met with employers during the first ten days of main round employer interviews at the Tatham Centre this fall. That’s a 15 percent increase in interviews (including in-person, phone and web-based) over last year. On October 19, more than 1,700 interviews took place, breaking another record for the most interviews in one day.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Co-op Connections Pay Off For These Alumni

Matt Paznar (BASc '05) will never forget his first co-op work term. After securing a position at engineering and environmental consulting firm R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, he arrived in the office just after the Walkerton drinking water E. coli outbreak made news in 2000.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

HVACR Career Night: the hottest and coolest event in November

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Last Wednesday, November 1, Waterloo students learned about the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry at the HVACR Career Information and Networking Night, hosted by Co-operative Education and the Centre for Career Action. The event brought students, employers and industry experts together to talk about careers and co-op opportunities in HVACR.

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