Co-op Ready 2024

Saturday, September 7, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Co-op ready 2024 poster, September 9th, 9 am to 4pm at Fed hall

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 7, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 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 23, 2024, 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 7, 2024, 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 Zo K at

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