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.
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.
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.
Waterloo kinesiology student Mack Gingerich knows that better ergonomics can have a big impact on manufacturing. In his first co-op work term at Canadian automobile parts manufacturer Linamar, Mack conducted ergonomic tests on new production lines being built in the factory. His role was to identify changes that would increase the efficiency, comfort, and safety of workers - changes engineers could incorporate before the line was running in full production.
The Centre for Career Action (CCA)’s annual Professional School & Post-degree (PPD) Day will take place on October 26 in the Student Life Centre Great Hall and Multi-Purpose Room. This event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will focus on education, health, pharmacy, optometry, social work, college post-degree/certificate programs, MBA, law, engineering/technologies, veterinary and graduate programs.