Hire graduating students and alumni

The University of Waterloo's 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

  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. Graduating students must apply through WaterlooWorks, but they can also apply directly to you.
      • If you wish to interview on Waterloo's campus, 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:
    • 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.

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

 -Canadian Business Magazine