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University of Waterloo
Co-operative Education Program

The University of Waterloo Co-operative Education program offers employers access to students from more than one hundred different academic programs to work on a short-term basis and as a potential pipeline of future full-time hires.  The students can work on-premise (pre-COVID-19) or they can work remotely.

The standard co-op work term is four months long with a minimum of 35 hours/week.  Due to COVID-19, there is flexibility that lowers the minimum requirements (can be configured multiple ways).  Students are treated like any other employer—on-premise or working remotely—assigned work, provided guidance and feedback and compensated.  Students can be on a firm’s payroll system, through a third party HR/payroll provider or hired as an independent contractor.  Boston area employers who have hired students through the program include Harvard University, MIT, Wayfair, Hubspot, Akamai Technologies and TripAdvisor.

For more information, Ryck Marciniak, rmarcini@uwaterloo.ca, 855-533-4473 ext. 32155.

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