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September 2016

Hey Waterloo students - you do some pretty awesome things and we want to tell your stories of success. Help us bring your accomplishments (and those of your friends) to life. While you're here, read what other students are up to, share their stories and tell the world about the cool, smart and fun things Waterloo students do.

Landing the dream job: one student's experience working at Microsoft

Rhys Hollis

Rhys working on a video shoot

It’s that time of term again, when co-op interviews are in full swing. Main-round interviews start this week and anyone who’s ever applied for a job knows the nervous anticipation you get when you’re waiting to hear if you were selected for an interview. For Rhys Hollis, a second year Recreation and Leisure student, landing a job at Microsoft was a dream come true.

Welcoming new students: one SSO Orientation leader’s experience

Zehra Haque

Zehra proudly showcasing her Waterloo pride.

For most incoming students, Orientation is their first sense of what student life entails. For upper year students like Zehra Haque, Orientation  looks a little different: it's is about passing on the knowledge and enthusiasm they’ve gained since their first days on campus, and sharing what being a Waterloo Warrior means to them.

Get to know the SSO: Enhance your leadership skills with the Student Leadership Program

Students participate in workshop

During Student Leadership Program workshops, participants work individually and on teams to gain new skills and reinforce learning.

Marlena Books: bridging the gap between a love of reading and dementia

Rachel reading to her grandmother

Rachel reading to her grandmother

Seeing an opportunity and seizing it is one of the first steps to creating a successful entrepreneurial venture. For Rachel Thompson, a graduate from the faculty of Applied Health Sciences and alumna of St. Pauls’ GreenHouse, her leap into entrepreneurship began when her grandmother, a lover of books, was diagnosed with dementia.

Administering global health: Pharmacy student helps run free clinic in Lima, Peru

Heidi Fernandes administering medication to a patient

Heidi Fernandes administering medication to a patient

After witnessing the impoverished areas of Rio de Janeiro on a family vacation, Heidi Fernandes had a desire to help those in need.