Welcome to WatPD

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD). WatPD’s suite of online courses help undergraduate students enhance their professional skills and improve their employability.

When combined with students’ academic programs and work-integrated learning experiences, WatPD ensures that Waterloo graduates are ready to excel in the workplace, no matter their career path.

About WatPD

To learn more about WatPD’s history, benefits, and approach to learning, visit the About WatPD section.


Interested in learning more about our suite of courses? Visit the Courses section.

Frequently asked questions

Not sure where to start? Consider visiting our co-op student FAQ, our EDGE student FAQ, or contacting us with a question or concern. 

  1. Apr. 23, 2018Respond to WatPD's request for proposals

    The Engineering Curriculum Committee (ECC) is requesting proposals for the development of a new professional development (PD) course that focuses on tactics for workplace success. If you're a University of Waterloo employee interested in sharing your research knowledge with the University's student body, authoring and instructing a PD course could be the perfect opportunity for you.

    Proposals need to be submitted by August 31, 2018, and shortlisted proposals will be presented during the Fall 2018 term.

  2. Feb. 26, 2018Lynda.com is now free for undergraduate students

    Information Systems & Technology (IST) is happy to announce that Lynda.com — an online learning platform that helps users develop their business, software, technology, and creative skills — is now available to all University of Waterloo students. Our new campus-wide license includes undergraduate students and provides unlimited access to over 6,000 online courses taught by experts in their fields. 

  3. July 17, 2017Registration for new EDGE academic certificate program is now live

    Undergraduate (non-co-op) students interested in completing EDGE, the University of Waterloo's new experiential education certificate, can now register for the program.

    EDGE helps students develop their professional skills, explore their career options, and learn how to market themselves to employers. By completing a series of workshops, courses, and experiences, students who complete EDGE will better understand how their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom are preparing them for success in the workplace.

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