XV. General Information

Student Services

Co-operative Education & Career Services

Co-operative Education & Career Services (CECS) supports, trains and leads students and alumni as they make career and further education planning decisions. Successful students connect with CECS early in their academic career and take full advantage of the career planning and job search services offered. CECS will help students to discern “what to do with their degree”. Please refer to http://www.cecs.uoguelph.ca/home/ for more information.

The CECS job posting website, Recruit Guelph, provides online job postings including full-time, part-time, contract, seasonal, summer and internships. Job & Career Fairs and employer networking events also provide exposure to the working world.

Co-operative Education (Co-op) is available in over 38 majors for students. Co-op, a form of work integrated learning, is a model of education that integrates a student’s academic learning with periods of paid workplace learning in fields relevant to the student’s academic and personal/professional goals. The academic and work schedules will vary with degree program and major. The first co-op work term is scheduled after the third or fourth academic semester, providing an academic foundation on which to build the work experience. Co-op is delivered in concert with employer partners, and constitutes part of the student’s formal curriculum. The University of Guelph Co-operative Education program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1