Business Career Development Centre for Students
Career Resources and Support
The Business Career Development Centre offers resources to help launch your career, including:
CourseLink Resource Site
Attending workshops, creating a powerful resume, writing an engaging cover letter and preparing for an interview will all help put you on the road to success.
Visit The Business Career Development Centre Resource Portal on CourseLink for access to career resources to help you reach your career potential!
Resume and cover letter resources. Templates and checklists will help you create a winning job application.
Links to job search tools. Find the websites that post the jobs that best fit your major and skill set.
Highlighted job opportunities. Search through job postings that are relevant to you. All postings link to the Experience Guelph website.
Interview tips. Your application got you in the door, now learn how to conduct yourself in your job interview and practice with av virtual mock interview.
Competition & Conference funding. The application process, list of selected competitions and Lang branded gear.
LinkedIn profile tips. More than 90% of employers look at LinkedIn profiles. Learn how to make yours stand out.
Upcoming events. Gain new career insights and skills through the events hosted by the Business Career Development Centre. They are tailored to business students.
LinkedIn Learning. A video-based training library where users can access online learning modules to build specific skills and achieve personal and professional goals.
Business cards. Have your contact information ready for when you meet a great professional contact.
Gaining Experience. Information on Co-operative Education, experiential learning opportunities and unique ways to compliment your degree and gain work experience before you graduate.
1:1 Job Search and Career Support
Looking for immediate career support or just getting started with your job search? Visit a career drop-in session for immediate support related to your resume, cover letter or interview. Drop-In sessions are available a few days a week throughout the fall and winter term. For the most updated schedule, please visit the BCDC Career Portal on CourseLink.
If you have already been to a drop-in session, and need further career advice with one of our career advisors, login to ExperienceGuelph to book an appointment. Use the left side panel under ‘Career > Business Career Centre > BizCareers Appointments’ and select the type of appointment you would like to book. You will then be able to view and select dates/times available. For more detailed information on how to book appointments, please view the instructions online.
Funding Opportunities for Student Competitions
Participating in a competition, conference, or experiential learning opportunity is a fun and challenging way to apply your skills, network and build your resume. It will also give you great examples to draw from during job interviews. Learn more about upcoming opportunities and apply for financial support.
Choose from a list of selected competitions to qualify for Lang branded competition gear.
Mentoring and Networking Opportunities
Mentoring is a valuable opportunity in helping to provide insight on various career paths and getting advice from alumni and business professionals over coffee, phone or online. Join the University of Guelph Business Cafe and/or the Lang First Year Student Connect online network hubs through the Ten Thousand Coffees platform and supported by RBC Future Launch, and connect to like-minded people looking to help one another and make new connections. Whether you need career advice, hope to connect & collaborate with peers, or have expertise to share, this is a great opportunity to build your knowledge network over virtual coffee.
Professional Dress Guidelines
Want to dress to impress? Check out our Professional Dress Guidelines for tips to communicating confidence and professionalism in the work environment.
Learn about more career resources available for commerce students including professional associations and working abroad opportunities.