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Monday, July 30, 2018

Waterloo co-op harnesses AI in predictive hiring pilot

Plum and the University of Waterloo announce partnership

Starting this fall, Co-operative and Experiential Education will be piloting Plum.io’s predictive hiring platform to help better connect co-op students with the 7,000+ employers that recruit from Waterloo each year.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Co-op students build first-of-its-kind machine in Canada

Students and professor Kevin Musselman pose with ribbon cutters Sushanta Mitra, Jan Huissoon and Ross Johnston

By Lily Roth, co-op student

With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.

“I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.

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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Microsoft Canada hires students from ALL faculties

Diversify your talent pipeline

It’s time to shake up your existing recruitment go-to’s and start hiring outside of your usual disciplines – especially with co-op talent.

Nicole Simec had always wanted to work for Microsoft. Since she grew up using Microsoft, it was a brand she believed in and a company she wanted to work for. But, she wasn’t sure if she would be considered a good fit since she was an Honours Arts and Business student at the University of Waterloo.

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.

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