PD1: Career Fundamentals gives students the tools they need to find their first co-op job and succeed in the workplace. The course develops core career skills and helps students understand the processes that govern Waterloo’s co-op program.
What do PD1 students do?
- Develop their résumés through feedback and in-person critiques before applying for co-op jobs
- Refine their interview skills during the application process by signing up for mock interviews and practicing responses through course assessments
- Complete a series of exercises meant to familiarize students with the Waterloo co-op process
- Reflect on their existing skills and articulate those skills to potential employers
How are PD1 students graded?
PD1 students complete a series of exercises and assignments in addition to submitting their résumé. To pass the course, students need to earn a grade of 75% or higher on their résumé and an average grade of 75% or higher on their non-résumé assessments.
If you have a question about grading in PD1, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.