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. 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.

  2. 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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