Co-op Ready brought me a step closer to getting a co-op job

Nishika, AFM student

With a co-op work term coming up, many of us are worried but also excited about the accompanying recruitment and application process. I know I speak for many people when I say this: Applying to your first co-op job can be daunting — but trust me, you’re not alone!

A great thing about the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) is how they are always there to support students.

Life Lessons of Empathy and Giving Back

SAF students from the Spring 2020 International Study Trip virtually met with alumni and dignitaries mostly from New York City. Although the course focused on NYC, SAF students were still able to expand their reach to meet with other alumni and dignitaries spanning from Hong Kong to California. I ended up virtually meeting with Kelvin Tran from NYC who offered me educational and informative knowledge that I will use to help grow my career.

How SAF Co-op Ready events helped me in my job search

Tyler S. SAF student

Hello, current and hopefully future UWaterloo students!

My name is Tyler S. and I’m a second year AFM student currently undergoing my first co-op job search and I want to tell you a little bit about it in this blog - because soon you’ll be doing the same thing.

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.

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.

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