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

  • Can is an international co-op student at the University of Guelph who has been involved in experiential learning on campus from his first year here. He has worked on-campus, and is engaged in student clubs like the Guelph Student Investment Council and My World, My Choice. Can has completed co-op terms at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment and Fidelity Investments.