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Cooperative Education Unit

Our People

The Cooperative Education Unit team helps BSc(Tech) and BE(Hons) students find work placements, to help complete your degree requirements. We are a blend of academics and recruitment professionals with relevant industry experience and we are extremely passionate about working with students. We thrive on seeing our students succeed and transition from student to young professional.

We understand the necessity to select suitable students for each of our employers and strive to inform any potential employer about work placements/internships at the University of Waikato, along with the benefits of engaging with young, talented students. We host annual employer events, get out on the road to visit employers and are more than happy to bring you a coffee when we visit!

Please contact us on our details below to discuss work placements or to enquire about research opportunities.  Alternatively, if your work placement query is Science related, please contact Sue McCurdy sue.mccurdy@waikato.ac.nz or if it is Engineering related please contact Jewal Morrison jewal.morrison@waikato.ac.nz


Co-operative Education Unit

  • Clare Hewins

    Placement Coordinator (Materials and Process Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electronics)
  • Ms Sue McCurdy

    Placement Coordinator (Animal Behaviour, Biology, and Earth Sciences)
  • Jewal Morrison

    Placement Coordinator (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Le Vonne Pilott

    Placement Coordinator (Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering and Civil Engineering)
  • Dr Karsten Zegwaard

    Cooperative Education Unit Director