Professional and Career Development Record (PCDR)

The Professional and Career Development Record (PCDR) is a tool built into Experience Guelph that formally recognizes a student's involvement in on- and off-campus professional and career development activities, most notably experiential learning.

Experiential learning is a core part of what we do at the University of Guelph. We believe that students benefit from engaging directly in workplaces and communities where they can apply their learning in real contexts.

Our course-based and co-curricular opportunities are designed to develop transferable skills, expand awareness of work and community issues, and promote collaboration between peers, faculty, and external partners.

The PCDR is designed to help a student reflect on their transferable skill development and make connections between their experiences and their personal, academic, and career goals.


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Professional and Career Development Record (PCDR)

The University of Guelph recognizes professional and career development (PCD) as the unique and sometimes overlapping aspects of:

  • Curricular Experiential Learning and Academic Programme Learning, established by faculty and academic curriculum committees, and supported through the institutional quality assurance process.
  • Co-curricular Experiential Learning, offered by departments across all divisions of the U of G, and supported through the Co-curricular Experiential Learning Integrity Committee.
  • Career and Professional Development, offered through the Experiential Learning Hub in conjunction with on- and off-campus partners.

  • Students and their advisers can review participation in a wide range of activities and experiences including career and professional development activities, experiential learning courses, and co-curricular activities.
  • Students can filter completed activities and experiences by type and transferable employability knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) developed.
  • Only activities and experiences that meet specific criteria and are validated by U of G faculty or staff can be displayed on the PCDR.
  • A link to a student's PCDR can be added to their LinkedIn profile.

  • All diploma, undergraduate, and graduate students registered at the main University of Guelph campus.
  • All diploma students registered in co-op programs at Ridgetown campus.
  • Guelph-Humber students have access to a similar tool through Humber college.

Learn more about the PCDR