Peer Helpers

Peer Helper Services

Please note that the Peer Helpers are unavailable during exam periods and for the summer semester. They will return on the first day of class in the fall. To receive support with your job search during these times, please book an appointment with a Career Advisor. 

Applications for graduate school or other further education should be seen by a Career Advisor, as Peer Helpers only assist with applications for employment or volunteering. We are happy to provide two different ways to connect with a Peer Helper.

1. Booked Appointments

Login to Experience Guelph and select Career > Peer Appointments to book a time to meet with a Peer Helper through a Microsoft Teams video call. Peer Helpers are available Monday & Thursday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Note that bookings in Experience Guelph must be made 48 hours in advance, but we may be able to provide a same-day appointment. Please email elhubpeer@uoguelph.ca indicating the times you are available and the nature of your appointment, and we may be able to book you in for a time to meet with a Peer Helper on the same business day.

2. Email Correspondence

We recognize that rural internet connections, challenging living situations and other factors can be a barrier to meeting with a Peer Helper via video call. This is why we are also offering the option for you to email in your documents for feedback.

To receive feedback on your resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile via email, please email elhubpeer@uoguelph.ca and a Peer Helper will reply with feedback in the comments of your document within 24 hours.

Winter 2020 Peer Helpers

Our fully trained and supervised Peer Helpers can assist students with the following:

  • Resume critiques
  • Cover letter critiques
  • LinkedIn profile critiques 
  • Mock Interviews
  • Mock Faculty Conversations 

Peer Helpers are available during drop-in hours for resume, cover letter and LinkedIn critiques. Click here to view the drop-in schedule for this semester. 

Mock faculty conversations are a new appointment type being offered for the first time in the winter 2020 semester. These are similar to mock interviews, with the goal of helping students practice discussing opportunities for research or getting to know a professor.

To book a mock interview or a mock faculty conversation with a Peer Helper, login to Experience Guelph, click on "Career" and select "Peer Appointments" (interview bookings requires 48 hours notice). If you require assistance with booking a Peer Helper mock appointment in Experience Guelph, please email elhubpeer@uoguelph.ca

Please note: Mock interviews with a Peer Helper are for undergraduate students in preparation for job interviews. Graduate students and those looking for help preparing for interviews related to further education can attend a drop-in session with a Career Advisor to request a scheduled mock interview.