Discuss Your Options
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When it comes to experiential learning at the University of Guelph, you have lots of choice. Let us help you navigate your options, so you can find the best fit for your personal and professional goals, as well as your schedule.
Experiential Learning Team
Don’t know where to start or who to talk to? The Experiential Learning Team is made up of student affair professionals and trained student helpers who are ready to help you navigate your options so you can find the best fit for your goals.
Program Counsellors can help you navigate degree program requirements, academic regulations, and program specializations. They can also assist with identifying course prerequisites and provide consultation on choosing electives and adding a certificate or minor to your studies.
Faculty Advisors can assist you with questions connected to your specialization (i.e. major or minor). They focus on subject-related issues and advice, and can coach you through choosing electives
Career Advisors in the Experiential Learning Hub offer free 30-minute sessions that can cover a variety of career-related topics such as career indecision, personal self-assessment, and further education planning.
A Career Advisor is also available through Student Accessibility Services (SAS) once per week to act as a resource to help with job search strategies, talk about disclosure in the employment process, and explore career directions.
Student Experience Advising
Student Experience has specialized advisors that support students from a variety of identity backgrounds with wayfinding, coaching on recognition and articulation of interests, skills, and abilities, as well as making connections to opportunities (e.g. jobs, mentorship, awards).
For International Students, advisors can help navigate immigration processes, balance academic and career decisions, and support the transition to Canadian learning and work environments.
Advising is available to Aboriginal students, black and racially diverse students, international students, LGBTQ+ students, elected or appointed student leaders, and students from faith backgrounds.
Student Volunteer Connections
Student Volunteer Connections can help you find on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities that connect to your interests and skillset. SVC offers a variety of services including one-to-one opportunity referrals, coordinated volunteer trips, a Courselink Volunteer opportunities database, and subsidy program to help cover the cost of expenses such as police record checks.