January 2022

From animals to robots: a science student’s co-op journey

Esha Awan (she/her), shares her co-op experience as a fourth-year Science student, working in a variety of industries — from pharmaceuticals to robotics— in addition to her passion for veterinary sciences.

Science and Business students win the 2021 BBFF Challenge

The 2021 Building Better Financial Futures Challenge was first introduced to the students of Professor Igboeli’s Management of Business Organizations course (SCBUS 122) as an opportunity to earn bonus points towards their overall course mark. One year later, four Science and Business students reflect on their successful challenge submissions, the experience, and the rewarding feeling that comes with representing our program on a federal scale.

My Journey Through Science and Business

As a first-year student, I viewed Science and Business (SCBUS) workshops as nothing more than a series of program-specific courses that I had to take every year. Why not? Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) students take AFM courses, Applied Mathematics (AMATH) students experience AMATH courses, biology students spend 3-6 hour in labs every week, and SCBUS students get their SCBUS workshops.
 
About three quarters of the way into my final workshop of the program, I realized the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. 

Advice for your internship

Introduction

For the past four years, I've been a student at the University of Waterloo studying in the Science and Business co-op program, specializing in Biochemistry. Being from B.C., one of the reasons why I chose to fly across the country to attend Waterloo was because of the co-op program.