Posts for Future undergraduate students

Learning to adapt to unforeseeable circumstances

Photo of Kiera Cz

When I started my first co-op work term in January 2020, I imagined business casual outfits, to-go cup coffee, and cute School of Accounting and Finance stationary for our team meetings; and while I was able to fulfill most of these little daydreams, I never took into account it would be disrupted so swiftly by the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Summer co-op, WFH style

Jessica School of Accounting and Finance

Acclimating to a new virtual reality while working for the Boston Consulting Group

Here are my top five tips for excelling in a co-op job while working from home (WFH)!

Registration opens for Accounting and Finance Orientation Week (AFOW)

AFOW executive team

At the beginning of every fall term, the Accounting and Finance Orientation Week (AFOW) welcomes brilliant students from across the globe to the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF)! Our executive team members were all incredibly disappointed to find out that this year’s AFOW wouldn’t be taking place in person. However, we have revamped events and activities and have worked hard to make sure the incoming class of 2025 still has an unforgettable experience.

Registration for AFOW is now open!

Becoming a peer mentor was an eye-opening experience

Anshul S.

Through the Waterloo Ready program, I have been able to assist my mentees in preparing themselves for their first year at the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF). It has brought back a lot of memories and gave me the chance to reminisce as well.

My five helpful tips for working from home (WFH)

Matthew H

I’m going to be honest; I was a little nervous about working from home on my co-op term. As someone who had gotten used to getting dressed in business casual clothing and heading into an office, I had no idea what to expect.

Chasing my career goals while on co-op

Keidon G.

Hello, my name is Keidon, and I am an undergraduate student in the Recreation and Sport Business program at the University of Waterloo. I have been a co-op student at the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) for two terms now! Fall 2019 term, and spring 2020. My official job title is communications and external relations associate, and the role requires me to help share stories and connect with people inside and outside the SAF. This involved projects like managing social media and web pages, as well as giving tours, and assisting with events.

Adjusting to a virtual work environment

Alysha H

This summer I completed my first and only co-op term with the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance. For this work term, I worked as the SAF’s communications & media associate. My co-op term, like most students this summer, was virtual and included many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why it's helpful to know your upper-year peers

Hi, I’m Lisa, a third-year AFM student. During my time at Waterloo, I’ve been very lucky to have plenty of personal, professional, and academic opportunities for learning and growth.

Study smarter in an online study environment

Re-printed with permission from LinkedIn

COVID-19 has dramatically changed how students will learn at university. Here are 3 tips on how to succeed and make the most of this new environment:

Helping the Class of 2025 with their transition to university

Jared C AFM

 

My name is Jared, and I am going into my second year in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program at Waterloo. This summer, I decided to be a peer mentor for the Waterloo Ready program. You may have taken part in it, but if you didn’t, Waterloo Ready is a new initiative by the university to help incoming students with their transition to university.

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