Welcome to WatPD

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD). WatPD’s suite of online courses help 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.


Not sure where to start? Consider visiting our FAQ page or contacting us with a question or concern. 

  1. May 9, 2017Respond to WatPD's request for proposals

    The Co-operative Education Council (CEC) is requesting proposals for the development of a new professional development (PD) course that focuses on research in the workplace. 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 July 31, 2017, and shortlisted proposals will be presented in September 2017. Development of the course will take place from January to December 2018.

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  1. May 27, 2017WatPD at You @ Waterloo Day 2017university of waterloo sign

    Students who have received an offer of admission from the University of Waterloo are invited to You @ Waterloo Day, a special open house that makes it easy to imagine life at Canada's most innovative university. Attendees can meet professors, staff, and students, take a walking tour of campus with Waterloo student ambassadors, and visit their residence of choice to learn more about living on campus.

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