News archive - 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A trip around the world: co-op edition

The first place winner: Vik, Iceland.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A competitive EDGE

A new initiative to support student employability is coming to campus. EDGE is an optional experiential education certificate program for traditional (non co-op) students. The program is designed to offer students professional development, career readiness and planning for future success in the workforce.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

JobMine to go offline at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2

A note from Co-operative Education & Career Action

On Friday, December 2, JobMine will go offline as part of the transition to WaterlooWorks, the University of Waterloo’s new employment administration system.

“WaterlooWorks is on schedule to roll out in January 2017,” says Dianne Bader, Director, Operations for Co-operative Education & Career Action (CECA). “Students should be focused on acing their exams, so the disruption to them during this time period will be minimized.” 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A co-op student’s journey to Harvard and back

Jonathan Ranisau knows the secret to having a successful co-op work term –and he insists that it takes more than just raw talent alone. Having completed two work terms at Harvard University, Ranisau has some advice for his fellow co-op students: seek out jobs that help improve your individual skill-set.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CECA launches 2016 Annual Report

A Note from Peggy Jarvie, Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action

Growth, new records, new milestones and most of all, world-class students. In an ever-changing environment, these are the constants of Waterloo’s co-op and career action programs.

The 2015 fall term saw us achieve an overall co-op employment rate of 99%. We followed that with over 7,000 jobs filled in the winter 2016 term. We accomplished both of these feats as the number of students enrolled in co-op approaches the 20,000 mark.