We're here to help you succeed

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. Sep. 10, 2018Student input needed for University’s strategic plan

    Student participation is crucial to the conversation and shaping the University of Waterloo’s future. Help ensure the success of the strategic planning process by participating in the Bridge to 2020 strategic plan consultation phase by signing up for a consultation session:

  2. Sep. 6, 2018Welcome! Resources and workshops for the fall term

    New and returning students begin classes and lectures today (and Orientation continues until Saturday). Campus will be busy, but keep an eye out for faculty, staff, and student volunteers wearing yellow Here to Help buttons to answer your questions or help you find your class. 

    As the term begins, here are some resources offered by the Student Success Office:

  3. July 11, 2018Scam Alert - Virtual kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students

    The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto is warning of a kidnapping scam targeting international students from China and Chinese Canadians. These incidents of telephone fraud, virtual kidnapping and extortion are happening in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted, but we encourage students to be aware.

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  1. Sep. 19, 2018SLP: Personality Dimensions®Student Leadership Program

    How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities. 

  2. Sep. 19, 2018BIOL 130 supported learning groupStudents in a Supported Learning Group.

    Supported learning groups (SLG) are free study sessions intended to give students a chance to study with classmates for some particularly challenging courses. 

  3. Sep. 19, 2018Get this term started in Applied Health Sciences!Students walking through the AHS Extension.

    Do you need help planning how to use your time more effectively? Do you procrastinate from getting started on tasks or have trouble with how to prioritize what to work on first? In Applied Health Sciences (AHS) courses, it can be challenging to balance classes, labs, tutorials and your life!

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  1. Sep. 11, 2018Co-op Completed: One Student’s ReflectionsMersedeh.

    I’m Mersedeh (pronounced Mare-se-day), an Honours Arts and Business student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family studies. Spring 2018 was my fifth and final co-op term, and I was the Digital Communications Assistant at the Student Success Office. You may recognize my name from the other blog posts I’ve written for the UWaterloo Life blog. It was suggested that I “feature myself” in my last post and reflect on my co-op experiences, so here’s what came out of that proposition!

  2. Sep. 6, 2018Terrific TED TalksTED Talks logo.

    TED Conferences LLC was founded in 1984, but TED Talks entered my radar when I was in high school. Now, pretty much everyone I know has heard of TED Talks. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, but TED Talks are given on all sorts of topics. Just go on the TED Talks website; it lists dozens for you! I love TED Talks because they make complicated topics accessible and interesting to almost anyone. They also inspire and leave you wanting to learn more. For that reason, I found six TED Talks that each fall under the umbrella of one of UWaterloo’s six faculties and connected them to UWaterloo courses. You can chase after more knowledge of the topics discussed in TED Talks right here on campus!

  3. Aug. 9, 2018Inspirational Individual: Jaydum HuntPile of books.

    The route to post-secondary education isn’t the same for everyone, especially when it comes to graduate studies. I met Jaydum Hunt at a meeting for work, and she really caught my attention when she happened to mention that she would be entering a master’s program as a mature student this fall.

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