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Resources for Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Employees

So, You Want to be a Star?


Be A Star is a series of instructional tools with a simple purpose:

to help every University of Waterloo student and alumnus
take his or her talent to its highest expression.

See detailed log in instructions below


Be A Star resources draw on scholarly research, logic, and the experiences of Waterloo alumni to help you find and solve big and important problems, in the domain of your choice. If you are an employee, the goal is to be an exceptional employee. If you want to start a company or charity, the goal is to launch an exceptional venture.


Important Login Instructions

Current students & alumni who convocated in 2001+

Use your WatIAM credentials to enter the site.

Log In to Be a Star

Login troubleshooting/FAQ

Alumni who convocated before 2001

You need to perform a one-time activation of your WatIAM account.

Activate your WatIAM account

Once your account is activated, you can then use your WatIAM credentials to enter the site.


Once your account has been activated, if you ever forget your userid or password:

  • To retrieve your WatIAM userid: use the WatIAM "Forgot User ID?" option. If you have changed your last name since convocation, you will need to enter the last name you had when you were a student.
  • To retrieve your WatIAM password: use the "Forgot password?" option on the WatIAM Login Page. (Note: you must enter your userid in the “User ID” field before clicking on “Forgot Password?”.)

Having trouble logging in? Contact the IST Service Desk, describing the problem in detail, and include your student id number. They will help you obtain your WatIAM credentials.