Prepare Your Application, Resume, and Interview

Many experiential learning opportunities offered at the University of Guelph require submission of an application or resume and completion of an interview. The EL Hub has a number of resources to support you in building these self-marketing tools.

Transferable knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) are developed throughout your life. Whether you have years of work history or you're new to the job market, your life experiences give you a wealth of abilities that can help you in social, academic or professional situations. Reflecting on examples of when you have developed KSAs can help you market yourself for future work or volunteer opportunities. Additionally, taking the time to consider which KSAs you would like to improve on can help you select experiential learning experiences that will provide the development you're looking for.

To support your ability to identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed through experiential learning, University of Guelph experiences are tagged with common employability outcomes.

Preparing your application? Here are some tools to get you started!

Have your application reviewed by our team! Career Advisors and Peer Helpers are available to assist students with the following:

  • Resume Critiques & Assistance
  • Cover Letter Critiques & Assistance
  • Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Profile Critiques
  • Mock Faculty Conversations

Experience Profiles

  • Phoebe started off her university journey by signing up for an experiential first year seminar. She went on to do an Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA), multiple project serve reading week programs and was a peer helper with the Wellness Education Centre.