January 2021

University of Waterloo’s Fusion Conference 2021

On November 13, Abigail Leu, Jake Goodman, Jared Richstone, and Shaylon Godse placed first overall at the 17th annual Fusion Conference, hosted by University of Waterloo. The Fusion Conference, operating since 2004, merges knowledge from science, business, and technology fields through a unique theme each year. Graduate and undergraduate students from around the world were encouraged to compete for a prize pool of $6,000.  

My Fusion Journey

Every student goes to university with a purpose. To me, university means forming connections and developing skills that help me make a positive impact on the world. I'm always looking for opportunities that help me achieve this goal through my passion for science, business, and technology, so joining the Fusion team in 2020 was a dream come true.

Students Guide to the University of Waterloo startup ecosystem

Hello, I’m Jonny, a final year student studying in the Science and Business co-op program at the University of Waterloo. I am specializing in Biochemistry and doing a minor in Economics. I used all my co-ops to explore industries from finance, to consulting, to renewable energy and venture capital. Along the way, I found my passion for working with startups and being in VC. After finishing up an internship this summer at Esplanade Ventures, a HealthTech focused VC in Canada, I moved down to Silicon Valley.

Bringing Lynk Global to the Middle Eastern market

Souhail Aboulhoda, a third-year international student in Honours Science and Business, shares his various co-op experiences and says that co-op has taught him to become more patient! 

Successful C-Suite Executive Fireside Chat Hosted by WatSolve Consulting Group

WatSolve’s Fireside Chat with IGM Financial’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Dibden, was a great success! Although it was a virtual event, attendance was not by any means low! WatSolve was proud to host this event on a platform all Science and Business students could attend. Attendees showed a great deal of enthusiasm and had their questions answered by Mike.

While being a great storyteller, the level of expertise and intellectual capital he brought to the table was remarkable.

The world of consulting - how WatSolve gives students management consulting experience

Science and Business students gain skills in both scientific research and business analysis. Unique courses and remarkable career opportunities set a solid foundation for professional development. 

For students looking to explore both scientific and business fields, consulting is a great career path to consider! It involves providing clients with guidance in various business areas. This is ideal for students who want to consider their options before delving into a program specialization.

How to Get Your Group Working Remotely

How to Get Your Group Working Remotely

Over the past year, we’ve watched our lives completely transform into the virtual world. For most of us, moving everything online was quite difficult to adjust to, but it’s important to remember that there are a ton of resources that are provided to you by the Science and Business program, the University, and our community that can help you ease the transition to online.