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Meet the Winter 2019 Co-ops

Introducing the Winter 2019 undergraduate Peer Tutors:

Introducing your Fall 2018 Peer Tutors

Now that the new term has started, our four co-op students have arrived and are ready to help out at drop-ins and appointments!  Learn more about our new co-op students.

Introducing Spring 2018's co-op student

Now that the new term has started, our new co-op student has arrived and is ready to help out at drop-ins and appointments!  Learn more about our new co-op student.

Introducing this term's co-op students

Catharina, Kate, and Ariel

Now that the new term has started, our three co-ops have arrived and are ready to help out at drop-ins and appointments!  Learn more about our new co-op students.

Getting ready for the recruitment term

job search

As the spring term draws to a close, the fall term is drawing nearer. If you are enrolled in co-op at university,  it may be the dreaded recruitment term. On top of juggling courses, assignments, essays and exams, you have to find a job. You have to submit what seems like 200 cover letters and resumes, and attend multiple nerve-racking interviews, just with the hopes of landing a good job with decent pay, in a decent location and with decent responsibilities. Although the recruitment term is stressful and overwhelming, it is a great opportunity to refocus your goals and aspirations.

End of Term Blues

There’s this weird bittersweet feeling we tend to get when something is coming to an end. It doesn’t matter whether the ending is a good or bad thing: it’s just somewhat sad every single time! This isn’t a question of reverse-schadenfreude either. I have no answer for you. I’m sure there’s research on the web that can explain this but to avoid having to create a Works Cited list, here’s how I've always dealt with change.

Going to school for the first time was wild

What is it like to be a Technical Writer?

I did a co-op term as a technical writer at a high tech company here in Waterloo.

The job of a technical writer varies from company to company, but essentially it involves writing text that allows customers to understand how to use technology. In my case I was documenting software changes, and the process went something like this:

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