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Experience Makes a Difference

Academic studies. Career exploration. Community involvement.

We aim to enrich undergraduate education in the Faculty of Social Sciences through fostering unique approaches to learning within the classroom and more actively engaging students in the community, as well as promoting strong relationships between academic studies, career exploration and community involvement.

Direct experience increases knowledge, develops skills, clarifies values, and grows one's capacity to contribute to communities.


Gain practical experience linked to your education and future career.

As a student you can start building your own path to success through:

Employers / Community

Employers / Community

Students bring great value to your organization.

As an employer or community agency you can get involved with:



Faculty members can become involved in Experiential Education (EE) in many ways.

As a faculty member, you can:

Soc Sci 2EL0 Myth Busters

Top 3 misconceptions about SOC SCI 2EL0 - Introduction to Career Planning Through Experiential Learning debunked!

Dec 06, 2016

Win a $3,000 Clarke Prize in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Undergraduate Social Sciences students can win a $3,000 prize by presenting their advocacy work poster competition. Next information session: January TBA

Nov 14, 2016

Into the Unknown | Careers in Business Panel

New Post! The Beyond the Books blog gives student perspectives on ways to explore careers, get experience, and tips on how to make the most of your Social Sciences degree through Experiential Education.

Nov 04, 2016

USRA poster session showcases the best summer job ever

2016 Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Poster Session

Nov 03, 2016

Ministry of Ontario Transportation Job Opportunities

Are you a Social Science student looking for a full-time, eight month paid internship with the Ministry of Transportation? Well you're in luck because they are hiring!

Aug 05, 2016

MIIETL Student Partners Program

Gain research experience while contributing to innovation in teaching and learning at McMaster through the MIIETL Student Partners Program.

Jul 22, 2016