Why Experiential Learning?

Participating in experiential learning activities can have a positive impact on students' academic and professional careers. Benefits include: 

  • Development and strengthening of skills (soft and technical) demanded by employers.

  • Establishment of professional networks.

  • Opportunities to explore career options and/or confirm career direction.

  • Application of theory in real-world contexts, while gaining new insights into course material.

  • Participation in self-directed learning opportunities.

  • Acquire new knowledge and concrete experience - assets when pursuing future employment.

Experience Profiles

  • Alyssa graduated from University of Guelph having engaged in course-integrated experiential learning in the curriculum. Outside the classroom, she worked for Student Housing Services, the work study program and held an undergraduate research assistant position.