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

  • Andrew was a highly engaged student at the University of Guelph. He worked as student staff on campus in Athletics, Admissions and Student Experience. In addition to this, he was a student leader, engaging in the Board of Governors, Student Senate, the Central Students Association, College of Arts Student Union and other organizations. 

  • Jack graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in History and a minor in Philosophy. He was a Peer Helper and in a curricular context, took multiple experiential courses which were project and research based.