As an Environment and Business (ENBUS) student, you will gain valuable co-op work experience and gain first-hand knowledge of how environmental decision-making can be integrated into the business world. You'll complete five four-month work terms over the course of the program. Past co-op jobs include:
- Sustainability Coordinator, Minto Group
- Partner Marketing Associate, Microsoft Canada
- Environmental Officer, Transport Canada
- Business Analyst, Canadian Tire
Students are required to complete four Professional Development (PD) courses. Prior to the first work term, the introductory course, Career Fundamentals (PD1) must be taken. PD2/12 is mandatory and two other PD courses must be taken to cover non-technical skills. Other than PD1, PD courses are normally taken during each work term until the requirement is met. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be permitted to continue in co-op.
Finding a co-op job
While most students find jobs through the interview process run by Co-operative Education (CE), you are free to arrange your own job.
If you arrange your own work term, you can request to have it count as a regular work term. Please read the tips for arranging your own co-op job or contact your advisor through WaterlooWorks.