Professional Development

Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI)

The Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI) is a collaborative endeavour that brings together key campus services to support graduate student learning, writing, library research, and use of technology. The GSLI website is your gateway to academic support services for graduate students at Guelph.

Some of the services the GSLI offers are:

  • Cooperative education & career services
  • Data resource centre
  • Developing teaching skills
  • Learning services 
  • Library research
  • Services for faculty teaching graduate courses
  • Web resources
  • Workshops 
  • Writing services

If you have any questions or comments about support for graduate students as learners, or suggestions for new services that would help you to develop the academic and professional skills you need for graduate study, please email

Open Learning and Educational Support

The Teaching Assistant Training & Development Program provides professional development and teaching resources, including: customized workshops, conferences, discussion groups, individual consultations on teaching dossiers and classroom challenges, and UNIV 6800 (0.5 credit University Teaching; Theory and Practice Course).

Contact: Dr. Meagan Troop (Educational Developer), Day Hall 207, (519) 824-4120 ext. 52879

Leadership Education & Development (LEAD)

The LEAD program provides students with a range of experiential learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, that encourage the exploration of one's personal capacity for leadership and the further development of leadership skills and abilities. We also support students in elected and appointed governance positions on campus and, through the Last Lecture, celebrate the many accomplishments of our students to life and leadership at Guelph and beyond.

Career Services

Plan later!  Career Advisors can help with how to market yourself, your skills and your experience to employers both on a resume and in an interview.  See what types of services are offered below! 

Call: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52323

Services Offered
Career Advising
Career Services offers students individual sessions with one of our professional Career Advisors. They meet with individuals for a wide variety of career-related concerns such as career indecision, self-assessment and further education planning. 
Find a Job!
Login to Recruit Guelph (using your U of G central login) and view hundreds of job opportunities including full-time, part-time, summer, and contract jobs. New jobs are posted daily. 
Meet Employers
Co-operative Education & Career Services offers a variety of events each semester that allows you to meet and network with employers such as job and career fairs and on-campus employer information sessions. Visit the "Events & Workshops" calendar in Recruit Guelph for a full listing of career related events. 
Attend a Workshop
Develop your job search strategy skills, learn how effectively network with employers, improve your interview skills & more. Co-operative Education & Career Services professional Career Advisors offer a variety of career related workshops throughout the semester. Visit the "Events & Workshops" calendar in Recruit Guelph for a full listing of career related events.   
Stay up to Date on Events
Get information about employers coming to campus, job fairs, workshops and featured job postings delivered to you! Sign up for the Co-operative Education & Career Services weekly email


U of G Human Resources

The Human Resources department practices service excellence and equity in all of its activities, promoting a safe and confidential environment that respects the dignity of all persons.