News for Current students

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

By Michelle Radman

The office landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months. Many University of Waterloo co-op students were on their work term when the pandemic hit in March and needed to quickly adapt to a new world. Without hesitation, employers adjusted operations from working in-person to a virtual world. At the same time, many found ways to provide the support and peace-of-mind that co-op students needed to help adjust.

Well-being and safety first

Thursday, December 5, 2019

My international work term in India

By Mahek Kacheria, 3A Environment and Business co-op student

For my first co-op term, I landed an international job opportunity with Kaizen Institute in my hometown Ahmedabad, India. I worked at their regional marketing division for India & Africa as the Business Development and Marketing Associate.

Adaptability was the theme of the term. From starting work the morning after a 30-hour journey to travelling to another city for a conference jet-lagged, this experience gave me the confidence to overcome so many obstacles.

Friday, August 9, 2019

University of Waterloo signs Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education

Norah McRae signing the WACE charter

The first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education has been signed by more than 50 university and college presidents, education association executives and high-ranking government officials. The signing happened on August 6, 2019, as part of the 2019 WACE World Conference in at the University of Cincinnati.

Among the charter signatories was Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education for the University of Waterloo.

“For over 60 years, the University of Waterloo has been a world-leader in co-operative education, largely due to our focus on training students to be adaptive, resilient, future-ready problem solvers,” says McRae. “It was an honour to sign this charter to symbolize our ongoing global commitment to developing stronger international work-integrated learning experiences that prepare students to address the critical, growing needs of the world’s economy.”

Friday, March 22, 2019

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2018's Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.