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February 2017

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.

The Nine Things You Learn on Exchange

Originally prepared by Kristina Overbeek with edits by Fabiola Alvarez and Nirvona Sorayo-Galo

Going on exchange is a unique experience that allows you to expand your horizons not only as a student, but also as an individual. With a plethora of destinations to choose from, the opportunities for growth and adventure are limitless.


Five insider tips and tricks for Waterloo students

Waterloo students may come from different programs, hometowns, age groups or backgrounds, yet one thing all students can come to a consensus on is this: Student life can be challenging.


How to make the most out of reading week in Waterloo for under $100

Staying in Waterloo over reading week? Worried about not having anything to do? We have you covered! Here at the SSO we have searched far and wide to bring you a list of activities that won’t break the bank and are guaranteed to be an amazing time.

Go Green or Go Home

tia infront of green wayPreserving our environment and doing the best we can to keep our surroundings green and sustainable is potentially one of the most pressing issues of our time. I caught up with one of UWaterloo’s green activists, Tia Brierley, to get a better understanding of the initiatives she has taken in order to make UWaterloo a more sustainable space. 

Six Tips for Finding Co-op Success

co-oping togretherIt is no secret that co-op season can be stressful. Trying to balance job applications and an academic workload is by no means an easy task. The stress of this whole process can be amplified significantly if you are not hearing anything from employers.

A Behind the Scenes Look at one of the Biggest Events on Campus

gioFashion for change is a club on campus that for seven years has combined a passion for the arts and philanthropy to create change in the global community. Fashion for Change works collaboratively with WE Charity (formerly known as Free the Children) and every year donates the proceeds of their year-end show to building a school in a developing area of the world.