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.
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.”
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.
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.