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We believe success looks different to everyone and there isn’t one right answer. We're here to help you find your way. 

The Student Success Offices provides academic and personal development services, resources for international students, as well as study abroad and exchange support. We work closely with campus partners to create a vibrant experience for students from their first days at Waterloo, right to convocation. 

  1. May 23, 2018We're closed on Thursday, May 24

    The Student Success Office will be closed on Thursday, May 24 for a staff retreat. International advising and Peer Success Coaching appointments will not be available on Thursday. The office will re-open on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. 

  2. Apr. 26, 2018Scam Alert - Phone calls targeting international students

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a notice of a re-emerging scam targeting international students. Across various Canadian cities, international students have recently reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be employees of IRCC. The caller tells the student that to avoid deportation, they must send prepaid credit and gift cards, money wires or e-transfers as payment to avoid arrest or deportation. IRCC would never ask you to do this. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted but, we encourage students to be aware.

  3. Apr. 16, 2018Rescheduled exams due to weather conditions

    On-campus exams scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. as well as Saturday afternoon and evening have been rescheduled to Sunday, April 22, at the same time and same location.

    On-campus exams scheduled for the morning of Monday, April 16 have been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 25, at the same time and same location.

    Arrangements for students who were scheduled at non-Waterloo exam centres are being made. Extended Learning will email every student with the new details once arrangements are confirmed.

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  1. May 28, 2018Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams

    Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams or leaving studying for exams to the last minute? In Science, you typically have multiple midterms and exams scheduled in close proximity to one another.

  2. May 28, 2018SLP: Personality Dimensions®

    Have you ever wondered why you immediately click with some people, yet feel guarded around others?

  3. May 29, 2018Post-Graduation Work Permit info session

    Are you an international student graduating this term and intending to work in Canada? You may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to work in Canada!

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  1. May 24, 2018Recognizing Research (Assistants): Seth MahonHomer Simpson saying

    Faculty and students at Waterloo have brilliant minds and conduct innovative research. As such, a number of students get involved by becoming Research Assistants (RAs). I volunteered as an RA in my first year, and one of the best parts of the position was the opportunity to learn from, and learn about, other students. Naturally, I was excited to speak to current RA Seth Mahon about his interests, his experience as an RA, and what he would like to say to other students who are interested in research positions.

  2. May 23, 2018Three Ways to Keep Long Distance Friendships StrongStudents hanging out on campus.

    Life as a Waterloo student is unique. Students settle down in one place for four months, only to find ourselves on the move once again at the end of term. Especially during the spring term, many of our friends could be scattered across academic terms, work terms, or taking a term off back in their hometown.

    While our friends may fall out of stream with us, that doesn’t mean they’re gone for good.

  3. May 17, 2018Creating a Conference: Alex Tummon SimmonsBioTEC logo.

    Our university experiences are our own. Even so, we can stand to benefit from learning about those of our peers. We may be part of a large university with a variety of unique programs, but we can all relate to, be inspired by, and appreciate what other students are doing. With that in mind, I interviewed second-year student Alex Tummon Simmons, an internal transfer student who, in his spare time, decided to co-found an entirely new conference in his area of interest.

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