Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 February 2018
I collaborated with Toyota Technical Center to develop a novel energy-optimal powertrain controller for PHEVs. The controller will take advantage of advancements in vehicle intelligent and communications technologies to provide look-ahead trip data. It was a magnificent experience for me. I enjoyed working in a productive and innovative research group.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, Ontario – 11 November 2017
As an undergraduate research assistant, the onus is on you to find work for yourself. There are often times in which there is very little to do (in terms of work assigned to you), at which point you have one of two options. You can either chill/slack off and your mentor/manager usually won't care, or you can somehow take initiative and find more work for yourself.
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 31 October 2017
The Women's Centre at the University of Waterloo is a student run service for students and the general public. There is a wealth of knowledge at this centre along with many fun events for anyone interested. It also provides a safe space for those who want/need it. There is also peer counseling which I think is a wonderful resource to have on a university campus
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 25 October 2017
This position afforded me the opportunity to fund my graduate studies while developing my teaching skills. My colleagues were smart and fun to collaborate with and I appreciated that the job was right on campus where I was studying.
Great 'problem solving' oriented, bigly competitive, and multicultural University.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 20 October 2017
Salaries are marginal, but this is general problem of all Universities and Colleges across the Ontario. Working hrs are virtually unlimited, definitively not a 9-5:45 job, but rather long haul mission.
If you love education process, science, debate on any subject this is the place to be !! :)
Extremely stimulating environment
Long work hrs, work overload, for marginal salary.
Arts Orientation Leader (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 30 September 2017
I had a great time as an orientation leader, but now I am looking to apply to jobs at the University of Waterloo. Although it wasn't a paying job; more like a volunteering opportunity, thus I am unable to truly do this (apparently must-do) review.
Mostly independent indoor work in the lab or on the computer, with some field excursions. Frequent interaction with the supervisor as an assistant.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 September 2017
Acted as an assistant to the supervisor, and therefore was in frequent communication daily with this person. Performed a variety of tasks in the lab and did a lot of work on data management. Really enjoyed the river water sampling in the region.
Residence Ambassador (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 September 2017
It is my very first time doing a job and I feel very happy to be able to work as a residence ambassador. Through my working hours and my colleagues I learned how to welcome other people and assist them well, how to be punctual, responsible, caring and independent. The environment I work in is great as it is on campus, always surrounded by students, which makes it a very lively place to work in. I enjoy working as an R.A so there's nothing that I find very difficult in the job. In addition, the best part of my job is seeing the visitors getting involved with me while I'm giving them a tour, which makes me feel like I could help them in a way.