Information for Employers

Why hire Guelph Business Students?

Business students from the University of Guelph are prepared to be leaders who act with a social conscience and environmental sensibility. Our campus is known for its collaborative and considerate community, both of which are emphasized within our curriculum. In addition to gaining a strong foundation of business knowledge, our students receive specialized education in one of eight majors, all of which feature applied learning opportunities that prepare them to effectively transition into their careers after graduation.
 

Our students are known to be:

Entrepreneurial


Themes of entrepreneurship are embedded throughout our curriculum, providing our students with the essential skills they need to be successful members of their organizations. Our Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) provides all University of Guelph students with training, funding and mentorship opportunities to explore entrepreneurship even further.

  • Micro-Tyco: With this unique academic challenge, students learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur while making a social impact. With only $1 in seed funding, students launch their own business venture, with the goal of making as much profit as possible within 30 days. The generated profits are transformed into micro loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries. Some students have even continued their Micro-Tyco startup into a full-time business.
  • CBaSE: Our Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) connects senior business students with organizations in need of innovative business solutions, ranging from strategic planning to social media strategy. It’s an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while earning a course credit.
  • Lemonade Day: Students learn what it takes to compete in a competitive marketplace by selling similar lemonade products in the same marketplace. Held each fall, Lemonade Day is a valuable lesson in taking an idea from its infancy to reality, and evaluating its successes and failures.


Collaborative


Graduates of our BComm program are known to be collaborative, team members who are effective organizational leaders. Through a heavy focus on group projects, our students are constantly working with others from a wide range of majors.

  • MGMT*1000: Our "Intro to Business" course is mandatory for all first year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program. From day one of their degree, students work collaboratively to solve complex and relevant management issues, while learning to work in a dynamic team environment. Students are often working alongside others from different majors (i.e. accounting students working with marketing, finance or hospitality students), allowing them to gain a diverse and unique perspective.
  • Live case studies: Students develop their ability to strategize and present to decision makers through case studies that address real challenges being experienced by real organizations. At the end of the case study, student groups compete to decide who has developed the best solutions. Recently, a group of our Marketing Management students won a trip to China.


Authentic


Our programs foster critical thinking and problem solving skills, encouraging students to use business as a tool to create social, economic and environmental value. Our students take a holistic approach to their work, making certain their actions satisfy multiple stakeholders in their community and organization.

  • Garden2Table: Held at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming, business students conduct teaching seminars to educate elementary school children about farming, food safety and cooking. It’s an opportunity to engage in knowledge sharing, while at the same time benefitting the wider community. Watch the Garden2Table video.
  • Case Competitions and Conferences: Our students continuously compete in case competitions, focused on ethical business and corporate social responsibility. Learn more about our successes in the PRME - LEAD Challenge and CSA National Academic Challenge.

 

Business Career Development Centre


Our Business Career Development Centre focuses on preparing students for the workforce, while instilling the values which the University of Guelph is known for. Our students and alumni are consistently praised for being leaders who are collaborative, community-minded and entrepreneurial.

Connect with our talent

There are many ways that organizations and get to know the talent within the College. Contact the Business Career Development Centre today to discuss which opportunity is the right fit for your needs.

  • “Day in the Life” panel series. Share your knowledge and experience with current students who are investigating their career options.
  • Post a job. Whether co-op or entry level, we can help post and promote job opportunities to our students.
  • Host an information session. Raise awareness of your organization among our students by coming to campus and talking about future opportunities.
  • Become a CBaSE client. Work with our students to create innovative solutions based on the needs of your organization.
  • Bring our students to you. Host students at your headquarters for a tour and an information session.
  • Participate in a case study. Let our students apply their classroom skills to developing strategies for your organization.

Contact us


If you are interested in being a part of a panel, hosting an information session or participating in a case study, please contact

Mary-Anne Moroz
Manager, Professional Relations
Business Career Development Centre
Tel: 519-842-4120 x. 54607
Email: bizcareers@uoguelph.ca

If you are interested in posting a job opportunity, including co-op, please contact

Carla Bradshaw
Co-op & Career Coordinator
Tel:(519) 824-4120 x. 56866
Email: cbradsha@uoguelph.ca

If you are interested in becoming a CBaSE client, please contact

Melanie Lang
Director, CBaSE
Email: melang@uoguelph.ca
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x. 52239