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.

Student Profiles

  • Madison is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During her time here, she engaged in experiential learning as a way to solidify her future career choice and develop her professional skills. Madison signed up for course-integrated experiential learning and did a practicum placement.