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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)!

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.

My remote working experience at Microsoft

Janagan R

Reposted from Medium with permission.

Similarly, to all businesses in the past several months, Microsoft also went through a transition phase because of COVID-19 (C-19). I was about three months into my internship as a Product Marketing Manager (PMM) for Microsoft when the transition to fully remote work started.

What it was like working for the Ontario Public Service (OPS) during the pandemic

Vaishaaly, AFM

Putting the knowledge I obtained from SAF to the test 

I spent my last co-op work term as a business finance co-op student at the Ontario Public Service, more specifically, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. I didn’t work directly with Premier Doug Ford, but I did receive a few emails from him!

Learning to adapt to unpredictable environments

Kristen

From office to home, the new working reality amid COVID-19

To prospective UWaterloo students, I would like to share a recap of my Winter 2020 co-op experience as one that was very unexpected, yet valuable. The skills I developed as a student in the AFM program prepared me for the new working reality during my first work term.

Beyond the classroom

zoie-feng

From office to home, to embracing change in the new normal

Becoming bilingual in French and tax on my co-op term

Murtaza Zaidi

Bonjour! Si vous parlez français, pouvez-vous faire ma déclaration de revenus?

To be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to understand half that sentence either if it weren’t for my co-op experience at Deloitte as a tax analyst…yes, a tax analyst.

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