Hello! Thanks for visiting the Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD), a subset of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Programs at the University of Waterloo. We offer online professional development (PD) courses that help undergraduate students enhance their professional skills and improve their employability.

When combined with students’ academic programs and WIL experiences, our programming ensures that Waterloo students are ready to excel in the workplace, no matter their career path.

About us

To learn more about the program's history, benefits, and approach to learning, visit the About us section.


Interested in learning more about our PD 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. Mar. 7, 2022Shape the future of PD courses as a student consultant

    Do you want to help make future PD courses more engaging and useful for students? WIL Programs (formerly WatPD) is hiring part-time student consultants for a PD working group. This working group will be supporting the redevelopment of PD20: Engineering Workplace Skills I: Developing Reason, the second core course taken by students in Engineering.

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