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As North America's largest co-op talent pool, almost 22,000 full-time positions are posted every year on WaterlooWorks (Waterloo's job portal) and filled with co-op students who are ready to work full-time.

 

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"I have been hiring Waterloo co-op students for four years and I have always found that with minimal training, they are able to make a significant contribution to the day-to-day operations of my team. They are willing to learn anything to fix the problem and often will fix it in less time than expected."

Eric Sutherland
Vice President, Global Technology at TD Securities

"Working with University of Waterloo co-operative education students is truly a win-win situation. Students are given the opportunity to learn and show their know-how on real-world client engagements. In return, Ernst & Young gets the expertise of well-trained, highly motivated individuals with the talent to help set us apart."

Fraser Whale
Director of Recruitment, Assurance and Advisory Business Services
at Ernst & Young

"Flexibility is the key ... high calibre assistance when we need it."

Ron Palmer
Associate at The Planning Partnership

"TD Business Banking has had great success in recruiting students from the University of Waterloo. We actively participate in on-campus activities and are always impressed with the breadth of knowledge the students at Waterloo have."

Nancy Moulday
Manager Recruitment at TD Business Banking

"The technical and engineering graduates we've hired from the University of Waterloo have that right mix of a solid educational background and co-op work experience that positions them well to kick-start a successful technology consulting career."

Lisa Kramer
Accenture - Canada Campus Recruiting Lead
University of Waterloo (1996)

"The co-op program at the University of Waterloo offers students an indispensable opportunity which can only be obtained outside of the classroom while allowing employers to assess future full-time hires upon student graduation. Year after year, GE Canada has hired many Waterloo co-ops across various functional roles from accounting to engineering. The students have proven themselves valuable on work terms and create a pipeline into one of GE's full-time leadership program roles."

Amanda Valela
GE Global Operations

"It's not unusual to have the best solution to a tough problem come from one of the youngest people working to solve it. I saw this kind of innovative thinking when I visited the University of Waterloo and spent time with students there who are focused on pushing the envelope in science, engineering and other fields."

Bill Gates
Co-Founder of Microsoft

"Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL) has been an active employer from the Waterloo co-op program for over a decade. Since then, SGL has employed one or more students each term from the Earth Sciences, Physics or Geological Engineering departments to help out in our data processing department. Input from Waterloo's technology-savvy students is highly valued at SGL, as a number of talented students have made valuable improvements to our standard processing procedures."

Luise Sander
Co-President of Sander Geophysics Limited

"I have found that the co-op students from the University of Waterloo come with an eagerness to learn and a strong desire to contribute. They are high calibre students who have a professional attitude and solid work ethic. While on their work term with us, they truly become part of our educated team." 

Daniela Mattiuzzi
Manager, Development & Education
Shared Information Management Services at University Health Network

"Recent co-op students brought in $70 million in additional revenue, providing real value to the company."

John Pagano
Associate Actuary at Allstate