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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Share your opinion & you could win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card

The University of Guelph, Experiential Learning Hub is pleased to be participating in a national research study of student interests and attitudes regarding their careers and employers.  The resulting report will help employers better understand how to attract and hire students and graduates while also helping us learn how to better serve you with career planning support.  

All respondents to the survey are eligible to enter a draw for a $500 Best Buy Gift Card.  

All responses will be treated as confidential and not be associated with your identity in any way.

2019 Co-op Award Winners Announced

Each year, Co-operative Education at the University of Guelph recognizes the success of Co-op Students and Employers with seven different awards. These awards will be presented at the Co-op Awards reception to be held on Thursday March 5th, 2020, at Cutten Fields.  

The Co-op Student of the Year award recognizes excellence in a wide variety of student achievements including job and academic performance, contributions to their employer, to Co-operative Education, and to the community at large. This year there were a total of 68 student nominations.

1st Year Students Can Still Apply to Co-op

Updated - March 17th, 2020

If you are a 1st year student interested in transferring into co-op, it may not be too late for you to apply! 

The Experiential Learning Hub is now accepting applications from 1st year students for co-op. Interested students must go through the co-op application process. Students applying should be studying full-time and have a 70% cumulative average to be considered and there must be space available in the co-op program you are applying to. 

Employers, Post Your Summer 2020 Co-op Jobs

It's that time of year again to start thinking about summer co-op recruitment!

The University of Guelph is now accepting your co-op job postings for the Summer 2020 work term (beginning in May). 

Get a head start on 2020 and post your jobs before the holidays. 

►  Interviews begin - Monday January 20th    

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