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Updated on Monday, June 23

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QUESTION: For those in AFM, how have your coops been? Is getting a solid job relatively do-able? Deciding between UW AFM and Laurier BBA Coop (assuming i get coop there).

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  1. My coops have been amazing (Big4). Long hours, but I learned so much, and I met a lot of great people. Getting a job depends on the person, not the program. If you're personable, have past work experience, and a ton of ECs, you'll get a placement no matter what program you're in and what university you go to

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  2. Best bet is get some related experience during off-term in first year. Then it really just depends on you. Do you believe you can do it?

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  3. Waterloo is definitely more reputable for their cooperative program. Which why most employers flock to the university to look for co-op students. Between Laurier and Waterloo co-op, do AFM instead since Waterloo has a larger reputation, therefore more recruiters. Otherwise, you could check out the school's double-degree program where you take classes at both Laurier and Waterloo (Apply for Waterloo-base. That way you can use Waterloo's Jobmine system and not Laurier's).

    However, its all up to you though. Getting a job is not solely based on the university. If you have a shitty resume and you lack communication skills, you probably won't get a co-op job. So many people get butthurt about not finding a placement and blame it on the university. Its luck sometimes, but its also skills and how well you display yourself.

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  4. I wouldn't do either OP. If you're set on staying in the area I would probably choose Laurier over UW because of the caliber of co-op placements available. Otherwise I would personally choose Ivey or Rotmans, although neither have the co-op designation.

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  5. Go to Laurier. They have way more options plus it costs less. Unless you are dead set on accounting...and even then the job market is pretty shitty so it's a "your mileage may vary" thing rather than a "sure" thing regardless of where you go.

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