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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.

Employers / Community

Employers / Community

Students bring great value to your organization.



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

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

McMaster is planting a new flag in the quest to connect students and employers

Hire McMaster, launching Thursday, April 26, is a new, united effort to connect employers with McMaster students for co-op placements, internships and other forms of experiential learning and permanent employment for recent graduates.

May 01, 2018

Bright solutions to societal challenges

On March 2 undergraduate students from across the Faculty of Social Sciences presented bright ideas and creative solutions to societal challenges in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship competition.

Mar 07, 2018

Soc Sci Students Making a Difference!

On March 2, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Social Sciences will present advocacy work in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy competition.

Feb 27, 2018

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.

Feb 20, 2018

Get ready for your summer job, internship or future career

It’s not too late to sign up for SOCSCI 2EL0 Intro to Career Planning! This is the final offering until September 2018.

Feb 12, 2018