Why Experiential Learning

Experiential learning opportunities engage students in learning by doing. This allows for development of competencies and skills that will prepare them for the world of work and for active engagement in community capacity building. 

Courses designed with experiential learning outcomes in mind can have a number of potential benefits for learners, including:

  1. learning about contemporary workplace practices and demands;
  2. developing and strengthening key employability skills in demand by today's employers;
  3. learning how to be self-reflective and to engage in reflective practices;
  4. clarifying career aspirations and personal goals;
  5. better understanding how to work well with diverse others, particularly in team settings;
  6. becoming more self-aware and cognizant of personal strengths and areas for development;
  7. learning how to manage one's personal time and commitments; and
  8. understanding how to develop and nurture personal networks and resources.

Experience Profiles

  • Bayli graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in accounting. While she was here she engaged in multiple applied research projects, and worked as a teaching assistant, which helped her make important connections with people across campus.