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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:

Virtual Resume Writing Workshop

Online workshop for Level 3 and 4 Soc Sci Students: Tuesday, March 28 5:30pm-6:30pm

Mar 27, 2017

Come de-stress with us

Tues. March 21, 10 a.m. to 12 noon chill out with @LilyAtMac and enjoy snacks and drinks on us! Hosted by the Office of Experiential Education.

Mar 15, 2017

Passing notes isn’t just for kids. McMaster Model United Nations delegates do it too.

The Office of Experiential Education (EE) is proud to offer funding to undergraduate Social Sciences students through the Hamilton Matters Fund. This allows students to participate in experiential opportunities throughout the city. Recently, Political Science student, Cam Galindo, attended the MACMUN and was funded through Hamilton Matters.

Mar 09, 2017

Selling Your Skills in Your Job Search

You've gained many skills through your degree, work and community activities. Can you sell them effectively to future employers? Join us Thursday, March 9. Identify transferable skills for job searching, resumes, interviews, and more!

Feb 28, 2017

Career Networking Breakfast

The Career Networking Breakfast is a great way to build and enhance your networking skills, which are instrumental in career exploration and job searching. Connect with Social Sciences alumni who are ready to answer your questions and tell you more about the diverse career fields that are available with a social sciences degree.

Jan 13, 2017

Stuart Knight: Powerful Conversations - the Workshop

Get ready to laugh, think, and be motivated as Stuart talks about effective networking and making connections!

Jan 13, 2017