Waterloo Alumnus

All PRIOR CAREER & ACADEMICS

My Computer Science cred comes from the University of Waterloo’s computer science program. The school has strong rankings, and LinkedIn says that the top employers hire a lot of grads. I graduated with a B.Math Honors, Major in Computer Science, Minor in Combinatorics and Optimization, with Co-op option.

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with nearly 36,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future.

As home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet.

Anyone can claim to be a leader. The University of Waterloo has earned the title, proving repeatedly that the institution belongs in the upper echelon of higher education. Waterloo is national and international leader in engineering, in finance, in quantum information and psychology. It stands out among its peers for optometry and kinesiology. Waterloo has blazed the trail in co-operative education, setting a standard for experiential learning emulated by many. Waterloo is leading the way.

Among all Canadian universities:

  • Most innovative – 23 of 23 years
  • Best overall – 18 of 23 years
  • Leaders of tomorrow – 16 of 23 years

(Maclean’s magazine, reputational rankings)