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

  • Alyssa graduated from University of Guelph having engaged in course-integrated experiential learning in the curriculum. Outside the classroom, she worked for Student Housing Services, the work study program and held an undergraduate research assistant position.