STUDENT RESOURCES

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JOHN F. WOODS CENTRE

What We Do Social Entrepreneurship. We look for innovative and sustainable solutions to

economic, social and environmental problems. It is through this mission that we empower a

new generation of business leaders committed to community engagement and a sustainable

future. We instill in our students a sense of social responsibility and leadership,

Social Entrepreneurship;

We look for innovative and sustainable solutions to economic, social, and environmental

problems. It is through this mission that we empower a new generation of business

leaders committed to community engagement and a sustainable future. We instill in our

students a sense of social responsibility and leadership, character-building values that

help develop citizenship.

Real Students, Real Projects, Real Impact;

We enable and encourage collaboration. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with

real-world businesses of all sizes across all sectors to solve industry issues. It’s what we

like to call experiential learning. Its fluid, it’s volatile and it’s real.

Community Outreach;

Community partners include for-profit, not-for-profit, NGO, government, cooperative and

charitable organizations. Engage with tomorrow’s leaders, gather unique insights and contribute to a dynamic learning environment.


Social Media:

Instagram: @ uofg_woodcentre

Facebook: John F. Wood Centre, https://www.facebook.com/UofGWoodCentre/

Twitter: @UofG_WoodCentre

Contact info:

Address: Macdonald Hall, 3rd floor, University of Guelph

Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53056

Email: woodcentre@uoguelph.ca

Mailing Address: 50 Stone Rd East, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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START SMART INC.

Founded by Matt McCoy to offer students professional mentorship and practical learning

experiences alongside their education. Start Smart is a 12 week e-learning course to help

students interested in entrepreneurship put their idea into action. The program is built for

motivated students who are looking to get “real world skills” before graduating university. It

focuses on ensuring the next generation of students is more advanced than the last.

The program combines self-learning through step-by-step tutorial videos designed for evert

stage of starting up and group learning through incubator style sessions w/small groups

working together to build their startups with the help of Matt as a trusted mentor.

Resources Provided:

2020 Summer Startup e-learning course

- Looking for dedicated hard-working students wanting to start a business

Apply at: https://www.startsmartinc.com/pages/courses


Social Media:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/startsmartinc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startsmart.inc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StartSmartInc , @StartSmartInc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startsmart_inc/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5hyGgN-mBs&feature=emb_title

Contact info:

Register through facebook/ website

Email : matt@startsmartinc.com

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BUSINESS CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The Business Career Development Centre offers tailored career assistance to Lang
students. We provide access to workshops, events and services including mentoring and
networking opportunities, one-on-one career coaching, and building your professional online
presence.
4 Resources Provided
- Workshops
- Resume building
- Cover letter writing
- Interview preparation
- Vault career intelligence https://access.vault.com/
- Professional dress guidelines
https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/professional-dress-guidelines
- Business cards https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/ordering-student-business-cards
- LinkedIn profile building and Learning Modules
https://www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/linkedin-learning-first-time-sign
- Virtual career webinars
- Mentoring and Networking - info at
https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/careers/ten-thousand-coffees
Website Link https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/careers
Social Media
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lang_Careers /@Lang_Careers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lang_careers/ /@lang_careers
Contact info
Business Career Development Centre
Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics
University of Guelph
Macdonald Hall, Room 111
langcareers@uoguelph.ca
uoguelph.ca/lang/careers
The BCDC Team contacts are all listed @ https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/career-centre/contacts

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FUTURPRENEUR

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s
young enterprise for two decades. We are a national, non-prot organization that
provides nancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged
18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young
entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer
mentors.
Resources provided
● Loans and mentorship
○ Key criteria: graduated or in final year of studies
● Services to launch business
○ Funding
● Educational standpoint - Business planning support for all students - got an idea, tools
provided, workshops to write a business plan
Business Plan Writer:
https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/resources/start-up-business-planning/tips-tools/busin
ess-plan-writer/
Application Link (and to join our newsletter!):
https://route.futurpreneur.ca/_forms/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2f15%2fAu
thenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d/en-ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Futurpreneur
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Futurpreneur
If you’re interested in learning more, contact your local Business Development
Manager, Sarah Pick: sjpick@futurpreneur.ca