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Experience makes a difference

“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing. Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.” - Lewis and Williams (1994)

The Social Sciences Office of Experiential Education offers a unique combination of education, career planning and practical experience.

Contact the Experiential Education office as early as your first year to find out how, over the course of your academic career, we can help you combine your education with hands-on experience, linked to careers and the community, to ensure you get the most out of your university learning experience. 

Contact Experiential Education

Audrey Tan


Health, Aging and Society

"The first thing I do now when preparing to write a cover letter is refer to my 2EL0 course materials, which are full of helpful tips. Although the course is mandatory in order to apply for internships, I would recommend it even if you aren't thinking of applying to one. With the focus more on career development and preparation for the work force, I found this course invaluable."

Eligibility

Eligibility

Activities offered through EE are available to undergraduate students who are...

Internships

Internships

Internships allow you to explore careers, to develop employability skills and to make important contacts for both now and after graduation.

Career Placements

Career Placements

Career placements are unpaid job shadow experiences that provide exposure to various occupations/professions in preparation for future careers.

Academic Placements

Academic Placements

Academic placements are unpaid community-based experiences that are part of an academic course, linking the theories learned in class to the diverse aspects of the community around you.

Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

EE offers several different ways to receive funding to complete various experiential learning opportunities.

Experiential Education Courses

Experiential Education Courses

Learn through hands-on experience and activities.  Explore our EE Courses.

 

Events and Workshops

Events and Workshops

Make connections. Develop leadership skills. Get a jump start on your career.

Beyond the Books Blog

Beyond the Books Blog

Visit the "Beyond the Books Blog" to read student perspectives on experiential learning. 

Personality and Career Assessment

Personality and Career Assessment

Request access to TypeFocus, an online personality type and career assessment tool that can help you discover which careers best suit your individual strengths.