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Co-op Completed: One Student’s Reflections

Mersedeh.

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!

Behind the Scenes of the Student Leadership Program

Emma, our coop student, holding Stundent Leadership Program Booklets

Hi, my name is Emma Schroeder and I’ve completed my 3B term of Kinesiology, with a minor in rehabilitation. I’m the Student Leadership Program Assistant here at the Student Success Office. As a co-op student, I feel very fortunate to help run the Student Leadership Program. Although I am working in the background to ensure that workshops run smoothly, I still receive a lot of positive feedback from students. This is rewarding to me because I am able to make a difference in students’ professional development and help my peers reach their full potential.

Making campus a little brighter: A double feature

Lyle Kam Playing Guitar in the open space between DP and PHYS, a small crowd has gathered to watch

Today we’re bringing you something different; a double feature about two artistic students at opposite ends of their university careers, making campus a little brighter with what they bring to and leave behind with the University.

Our first story is about Lyle Kam, a hopeful first-year in love with music. You may have seen him between Dana Porter and the Physics building this past Valentine’s Day, or another day this term, busking.

5 Interview Tips for Continuous Round Applicants

Student is interviewed

So main-round interviews have passed and you either have a job or you don’t… Yet!

Continuous round interviews can feel like a month-long flurry of sending applications between studying, interviewing, and completing papers and projects. By the end of it you’re hoping to have obtained that long-desired co-op position.

The student becomes the teacher

Cindy Wei doing yoga

My name is Cindy Wei and I’m in my in my third year of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. I had an incredible co-op term at Centennial College, where I worked as an Anatomy/Physiology Tutor. My experience was eye-opening and very rewarding. I interacted with nursing students from all around the world in 400 one-on-one appointments, had the opportunity to initiate a weekly yoga class, and facilitated group Learning Circles, engaging over 170 students with innovative learning activities. I was even able to launch two teaching websites.

Reflecting on my co-op journey

Coop student Sanchit Gera stands with his hands crossed at E5 bridge

My name is Sanchit Gera, and last term I completed my sixth and final co-op work term as part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program. The co-op process at UWaterloo has been one of the most defining — and grueling — aspects of my university experience. The six work terms scattered over the last five years have taught me a lot and given me quite a bit to be grateful for.

Meet an SSO Co-op: Fabiola

Fabiola sitting at her desk

I’m Fabiola Alvarez, and I am a 4A Legal Studies & Sociology co-op student. In fall 2017, I worked at the Student Success Office as the Global Learning Associate. I worked with a lovely team of Global Learning Coordinators (GLCs) who work so incredibly hard to make the exchange program possible.

Passion, Design, Development

Selena presenting her design and development tech talk
Not everyone loves to speak in front of large audiences, especially if it’s about a topic they’re overtly passionate about.  There’s a lot of risk that comes with that. 

University of Waterloo - a charity?

Alumni Relations coop students

My name is Raquel Reyes, a third year Environment, Resource and Sustainability student finishing my co-op placement at the Office of Advancement.

Mindyourmind: Connecting music to mental health

mindyourmind logo

"I feel if we don't talk about mental health, the stigma will never go away."  Chelsey Hallihan, a third-year Honours Arts and Business student, majoring in Speech Communication, has always been passionate about mental health advocacy.  A few months ago, Chelsey got the opportunity to contribute to mental health advocacy in the Waterloo community!

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