Student Experience Resources

Market Student Academic Experiences

At the university, faculty work on developing learning outcomes for students in their courses. Students are assessed on the material covered to meet those outcomes. We help students connect learning outcomes and assessments to employability skills. It’s a change in focus from what they have learned, to what they can market. 

Students need to learn how to convert academic language to employer language. For example, an essay becomes a written report. Students leave the classroom with an extensive set of skills they have developed, but they do not always recognize them. They are not sure how to put those skills in a resume or speak to them in an interview. We help students understand how the knowledge they developed and assessments they completed in class can become the experience employers are looking for.

Here are a few helpful resources for your reference:

How to Market You Academic Experiences

Market Your Academic Experiences Worksheet

Career Clusters

Useful resources for our students are our Career Cluster pages on CourseLink. These pages group together careers using common themes. Which each cluster, there are multiple pathways that showcase organizations and occupations that have common interests, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Each cluster contains examples of potential jobs and group careers together using common themes and challenges that can be solved. To find this resource, students must register for CourseLink:

To register for the CourseLink module, "Career Advising from the Experiential Learning Hub":

  1. Log in to CourseLink using U of G Central Login ID
  2. Click the Self-Registration tab at the top of the homepage
  3. Select Career Advising from the Experiential Learning Hub to enroll
  4. The course can now be viewed on the homepage of CourseLink

Under Content, click Career Clusters and Pathways to find this resource.

Drop-In Sessions

Refer students to Co-operative Education & Career Services for a one-on-one drop-in sessions with a Career Advisor to discuss employment or further education questions they may have. Over 2,000 students visited us for drop-ins in the past academic year. Drop-in sessions are offered daily, click here for more information.