Gelsey worked as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources for more than five years before joining UBC Arts Co-op. Among her accomplishments, the most notable include helping BMW Canada’s largest retail partner to earn top national ranking in Training and Development for two consecutive years, facilitating the launch of Philips’ new HR Information System, and assisting Metrie with building its first company-wide performance management program. In her time with Arts Co-op, Gelsey initiated and led the creation of the Workplace Success training modules, as well as workshops held during pre-employment conferences to empower students’ understanding and preparation for the world of work. Gelsey believes that future career success is greatly influenced by the opportunity for students to take part in experiential learning. Her insights gained from employer perspectives, as well as her first-hand experience as an active job seeker who intentionally explored her best career fit in the early years of her career, have given her confidence in her coaching and advising practices.