Opportunities to Hire a Student

Explore the different ways that Faculty and Staff can support students in gaining relevant work experience related to their degree program through paid opportunities. 

Hire a Co-op Student

For many faculty and staff, co-op provides short and long term recruitment solutions. Students can rotate into established co-op positions within a department, college, or unit, or fill short-term contract needs.

Contact Co-operative Education & Career Services to discuss hiring options, the On-Campus Hiring Grant for Guelph Students, and other possible incentives to hire co-op students on campus.

For more information on hiring a co-op student, e-mail recruit@uoguelph.ca or call 519-824-4120 x52323.

Post a Job on Experience Guelph

Use Recruit Guelph to post your full-time, part-time, summer and contract job positions. The staff at Co-operative Education & Career Services will partner with you throughout the process to make recruiting Guelph students quick and easy.

For more information on posting a job, e-mail recruit@uoguelph.ca or call 519-824-4120 x52323.

Hire an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)

The URA program provides summer research opportunities for students with demonstrated financial need. Eligible departments receive reimbursement for the student's earnings.

For more information on hiring a URA, e-mail awards@uoguelph.ca.

Hire through Work Study

Departments can hire a student for part-time work and could receive reimbursement for 75% of the student's earnings.

For more information on hiring through the Work Study Program, e-mail awards@uoguelph.ca.

Experience Profiles

  • Emerson is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During his undergrad he was involved in experiential learning opportunities such as community engaged learning courses, undergraduate research assistantship (URA), a peer helper role and independent research. These opportunities helped define his academic path and led him to pursue a Masters degree. 

  • Jack graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in History and a minor in Philosophy. He was a Peer Helper and in a curricular context, took multiple experiential courses which were project and research based.