Each year, over 13,000 students across the faculties take advantage of the University of Waterloo’s co-operative education program.

Students enrolled in the program collaborate with the CECS (Co-operative Education and Career Services) staff, who help to determine relevant work placements and to arrange for subsequent interviews.  Once their place of employment is secure, students turn their efforts from theory to practice as they prepare for careers in the education, government, communications, and business sectors, among others.

At uWaterloo Spanish, we strongly encourage students to explore their interests through the co-op program.  As a result of finding placements in various work-environments, many co-ops learn to identify their work-style preferences and can distinguish, upon graduation, exactly the type of job that will best meet their interests and needs.   Students also acquire skills and contacts that can only be gained through practical, hands-on work experience.  In addition, many prefer the co-op program because it helps to finance their education.

In the past, Spanish and Latin American Studies students have found such placements as:

  • Systems Design Analysts
  • Marketing Assistants
  • Export Assistants
  • Information Technology Assistants
  • Communications Assistants
  • Film Festival Coordinators
  • Business Analysts
  • Communications Officers

For more information on the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education program, visit Co-operative Education.