Hire graduating students and alumni

University of Waterloo graduating students and alumni are available for a variety of full-time positions.

Thanks to our co-op program, many Waterloo students graduate with up to two years of work experience. Although they may be new hires at your organization, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Waterloo produces what Canadian business has always said it wants; smart, motivated, relevant graduates.

Canadian Business Magazine

Steps to hiring graduating students and alumni

  1. Visit key sections of our website:
  2. Visit WaterlooWorks to log in and post a job.
    1. If this is your first time hiring at Waterloo, create an account.
    2. Post your job on the Graduating and Full-Time Jobs board.
    3. Graduating students must apply through WaterlooWorks, but they can also apply directly to you.
      • If you wish to interview on campus in Waterloo, submit an interview reservation when posting your job.
  3. Sit back and relax:
    • Once our staff reviews and approves your job, it will be available for students to view and apply to on WaterlooWorks.
    • You'll receive an email confirmation when your applications are available to review. 
  4. Review résumés either through WaterlooWorks or on your own if students applied directly to you.
  5. Interview students using one of the following interview options:
    • In-person (on-campus) interviews
    • WaterlooWorks integrated webcam interviews (webcam/audio-only options) 
    • Employer-arranged webcam interviews
    • Phone Interviews

Did you know? Waterloo graduates include:

  • Cameron Piron, the first person to use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans to track breast cancer.
  • Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of the PHP programming language.
  • Parker Mitchell and George Roter, co-founders of Engineers Without Borders Canada.
  • Academy Award winner William Reeves.
  • Gaston Gonnet, creator of the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • Bill Tatham, builder of a financial services software company that sold for $1.76 billion.
  • A Nobel Peace Prize winner for research on climate change.
  • The founder of a charitable organization to help children with disabilities in developing countries.
  • Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of the Perimeter Institute, an international centre for theoretical physics research.
  • Qing-Bin Lu, the inventor of a molecule that may block the growth of cancer tumours.