Congratulations to all of the Waterloo students who graduate this week!

As we prepared for convocation, we turned to social media to ask for five words of wisdom for our newest alumni — no more, no less.

Waterloo grads submitted some terrific advice. Thanks to everyone who shared their life hacks for a chance to win a Waterloo prize pack. Here are the five recipients.

Waterloo alumni life hacks

Hearrt flying out of money bag

Pursue passion more than profit.

Cindy Permejo (BSc '18)

Clock frozen in ice

Take time to find stillness!

Christina McArthur (BKI '19)


Hands raised in front of question marks

Be bold. Ask hard questions.

Pei Grant (PhD '09)

Two friends lifting another

Stay connected to your besties.

Sara Middleton (BA '97)


Hands holding a map that shows an 'x' turning into a pathway.

A rejection is a redirection.

Sally Tubello (BA '91)


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