Benefits to Engaging Students in Your Organization

Whether employing University of Guelph students or involving them in other experiential learning opportunities, community partners and employers benefit in several ways, including:

  • Meeting short-term hiring needs for peak-work periods, special projects, or staff leaves at a lower cost.
  • Developing a stronger and reciprocal relationship with the University of Guelph, which can support the host organization.
  • Gaining capacity to complete projects that may be limited by time or resources of organization staff.
  • Developing connections with potential hires, volunteers, or board members.
  • Using the experiential learning opportunity as an avenue of bringing community voices and concerns to the university.
  • Qualifying for a variety of funds and tax incentives for hiring students.

Watch one of our employers share the benefits of engaging with our students:

Employer Taha Zafar from RLB talks about Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning.

Experience Profiles

  • Kayla is a co-op student at the University of Guelph who is highly enagaged on campus with organizations like the College of Business and Economics Students Association (CBESA), College of Business and Economics Dean's Office and JDCC Guelph. Kayla is also involved in the local community Special Olympics and Movember Foundation. During her Co-op terms Kayla worked at Keyspire, University of Guelph Department of Athletics and Kellogg's Canada.