Returning to School as a Mature Student

So you’re due to graduate from your undergraduate program soon but not sure quite what to do. You could continue your career as an academic, or you could decide that it is time to start gaining some practical experience and join the workforce. Whichever you choose, future education is always possible. Presented below are some challenges you should be aware of, and resources to inform your search for potential future academic endeavours.


What's Next: Life After University

After spending anywhere from 3 to 5 years studying at the undergraduate level, the thought of transitioning into a world where our days are not spent travelling to and from classes or sitting in the library cramming for midterms, can range from daunting to exhilarating. As you enjoy your cherished final months of your final semester, you may be left wondering, “what’s next?”


Job Success: What To Do Once You Start The Job

Monday, February 25th, 2019 - Austin Coulter

“In most jobs, it takes anywhere from three to six months to feel like you know what you're doing, and in some especially complicated jobs, even longer. Don't panic if you still feel in over your head by your third week, or like you'll never fit into this new workplace culture.”

5 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 - Parneet Kaur

“A resume will seldom get you a job offer. A resume will often lose you a job offer.” - Robert Half

Your resume is your first opportunity to show a company that you are a perfect fit for the job, but it can be your last chance too. Common resume mistakes can lead to your elimination from the first round of application process of your dream job.

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Hire a U of G Co-op Student this Winter

We have a talented pool of co-op students available to be hired for the winter semester. 

Hire a Student for the Winter 2021 Work Term

  • Employers can hire students from over 40 co-op programs including Business, Engineering, Computing, Science & Arts, for 4- or 8-month work terms. 

  • Interviews start September 25th and offers begin on September 29th (postings, interviews and offers will continue throughout the semester)

Hire a Gryphon: Home Edition - Students

Hire A Gryphon – Home Edition is an opportunity for U of G staff and faculty to hire a student like you, for jobs at their homes. 

If you are looking for a job, this may be a great way to earn some money, and expand your skill-set. 

Faculty & Staff will be be "Hiring Gryphons" for help at their homes with:

3 Easy Steps to Win an Apple Watch

The Experiential Learning Hub is looking forward to another University of Guelph academic year! To celebrate the fact that school is just around the corner, we're hosting an exciting contest for students to win an Apple Watch. It only takes three simple steps to be automatically entered to win:

Share Your Story to Win!

Share Your Story for a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 University of Guelph Bookstore gift cards!


Have you participated in an Experiential Learning or Co-op experience? A hands-on learning opportunity on or off-campus associated with U of G? The Experiential Learning Hub wants to hear from you!

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