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H2O! LO2! Science rocks at Waterloo! From the moment you step on campus during orientation, you'll know you've joined a community of fun, energetic, and involved students. Every first-year class learns their own unique Secret Science Dance and that dance travels with them throughout their undergrad and beyond.

Get involved. Have fun. Do it your way.

As a Waterloo student there are many chances to get involved and have fun, in a variety of different ways. Whatever you're looking for, there are like-minded people who share your interests.

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Get involved

The best way to start feeling at home in Science is to get involved right from the start. There are countless clubs, associations, teams, and activities you can join to enrich your experience.

Your Science community

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Science-related groups

In addition to the groups mentioned above, there are several Science-related groups on campus which students may be interested them.

 

Campus community

There are several opportunities to get involved with university-wide clubs, societies, and voluteer opportunities.

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  • Participate in the Federation of Students (Feds), or one of the several services. Attend their various events, become a coordinator, or more.
  • Feds also supports 200+ student clubs, so there’s something for everyone!
  • Passion for current news? Consider joining Imprint, the official student newspaper on campus.
  • Become a notetaker to help your fellow students.
  • Get active with Waterloo Athletics, either through instructional fitness class, an intramural team, or a visit to the facilities available.
  • Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Check out the listings on LEADS or the Volunteer Centre.
 

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Paid Opportunities

Looking to get involved while financing your education? There are several opportunities for students to work on campus.

  • Consider applying to the variety of positions available during your academic (study) term, supported by Student Awards and Financial Aid.
  • Waterloo Residence has several positions open to students both living on or off-campus.
  • Become a campus ambassador! Share your Warrior pride with future students as they go through the application process.
  • Consider becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a previous course you took! Undergraduate positions are dependant on each department.
  • Become a library ambassador! Facilitate library actives and support your fellow students through campus fairs, library-wide events and other initiatives.
  • There are several departments and services on campus which hire students. Consider looking at W store or Food Services as a starting point!
  • Looking for more positions? LEADS has several job postings available.

Still looking for more options to help finance your education? Take a look at the Funding and Awards page.

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