Co-op Ready 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023 8:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Welcome to the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF)!

As a 2A SAF student, you are part of a mandatory co-op program, and the Co-op Ready conference is one of the final steps before your co-op applications begin in September.

This conference is specifically designed to assist students in programs such as Accounting and Financial Management (AFM), Sustainability and Financial Management (SFM), Biotech/CPA, or Math/CPA, in preparing for their first co-op job search.

By participating in Co-op Ready, you will receive comprehensive professional development, industry-focused workshops, and valuable resources to enhance your employability. Workshops will cover crucial topics such as resume critiques, interview preparation, in-depth knowledge of WaterlooWorks, and co-op services and resources.

Although Computing and Financial Management (CFM) students have already completed a co-op term, their attendance is still encouraged. Join us at this highly anticipated event to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful co-op experience and to increase your chances of securing an excellent first co-op job.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo,

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

Dress Code: Business Formal

  • We recommend avoiding high-heeled shoes as you will be on your feet throughout the day.

Please remember to bring your WATCard for event access.

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Advanced registration is mandatory.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for conference attendees.

Important Notes:

  • Your full-day attendance on Saturday, September 9, 2023, is expected.
  • The focus of this conference is to help SAF students with their first job search. Students who are already employed for their first work term, are encouraged to attend.
  • Prepare your résumé and bring two printed copies with you to the event.
    •  To learn how to write an effective résumé, reference the PD1 course which will open for you in the beginning of August.

Note: On the day of the event, if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we kindly request that you refrain from attending the conference.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Saniya Talwar at

We look forward to seeing you at the Co-op Ready conference, where you will embark on an enriching professional journey