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

  • Andrew was a highly engaged student at the University of Guelph. He worked as student staff on campus in Athletics, Admissions and Student Experience. In addition to this, he was a student leader, engaging in the Board of Governors, Student Senate, the Central Students Association, College of Arts Student Union and other organizations.