What is Experience Guelph?

What is Experience Guelph?

Finding academic, employment, and volunteer opportunities on campus can be a challenge for students because information is housed in a variety of places. Experience Guelph will provide a more centralized and searchable digital catalogue of opportunities to help students find the opportunities that best align with their personal, professional, and academic interests and goals. It will also provide students with an Experiential Transcript that will record their academic and co-curricular learning to better support them with their career and post-graduate applications.

Experience Guelph is also an application system that allows students to apply directly to experiences and allows supervisors to schedule interviews and rank candidates.

Why is Work Study migrating to the Experience Guelph platform?

Experience Guelph offers many features to students and supervisors that are not available through the current Work Study Job Board.

Benefits to Students

  • It will be easier for students to find jobs that align with personal, professional, and academic interests and goals.
  • Students will continue to apply for approval through the standard Needs Assessment Form process. However, students will no longer need to submit a Needs Assessment e-mail with their application as this information will be pulled directly from Colleague.
  • Students will be able to apply for Work Study positions directly through Experience Guelph instead of sending e-mails to recruiting supervisors.
  • Students will have the opportunity to complete a reflection at the end of each semester in a Work Study position to have it recognized on their new Experiential Transcript.

Benefits to Supervisors

  • Work Study supervisors will be able to edit job posting details and choose to open applications directly through the system.
  • Work Study supervisors will be able to receive applications through the platform, reducing e-mail clutter.
  • Work Study supervisors will be able to schedule interviews and make employment offers directly through the system.

Experience Profiles

  • Katherine is a co-op employer at Verve Senior Living. Her organization worked with their first co-op student from U of G in 2018 and she shares the positive experience they had.