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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:

Coming in January!

Take a look at the exciting Experiential Education activities coming up next month.

Dec 07, 2017

Career Pop-Up: Hamilton City Hall

Sign up for a two hour career pop-up Wednesday, November 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Visit City Hall for career information and networking opportunities.

Nov 13, 2017

Social Sciences Career Panel – Mental health, addictions, social policy, palliative care and more

On November 7, staff from Good Shepherd Centres will join Social Sciences students on campus to discuss the diverse career opportunities available in the social services sector.

Oct 31, 2017

Build leadership skills, enhance your resume and contribute to your community

“This course shaped my leadership philosophy - inclusive, empowering, ethical, purposeful and process-oriented, to create positive relationships.”

Sep 10, 2017

Apply now to experience potential careers

Whether you’re unsure of your career path, have a vague idea, or have planned out the next five years – job shadowing is for you!

Sep 05, 2017

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