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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:

Social Sciences in Action! 80-hour placement course

SOC SCI 3F03: Social Sciences in Action, is your go-to course to build experience, make contacts, and see your degree in action!

Jul 26, 2017

Office moves

The Office of Experiential Education and the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences are moving.

Jun 21, 2017

Social Sciences students present creative solutions to societal challenges

On April 27 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented advocacy work in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy competition.

May 02, 2017

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