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Experiential Learning Hub

Welcome! The Experiential Learning (EL) Hub is a central resource for students to learn about the wide range of experiential learning opportunities available at Algoma University. The Hub also supports faculty and staff in the development, delivery, and sharing of resources for experiential learning.

Today’s job market changes very quickly. Experiential learning engages students in hands-on experiences that connect theory to practice and builds transferable skills highly sought after by employers. In other words, participating in experiential learning as part of your university experience can help connect you to your future career!

Learn more about the different ways that you can connect with experiential learning opportunities and community partners below.

Experience Maps

Are you ready to apply theory and academic content to real-world experiences? It’s time to make your plan!

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Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education, or Co-op, is designed to integrate undergraduate academic studies with paid work experience. Co-op provides students with meaningful, paid work experience, networking capabilities, and helps build and develop students’ competences and skill sets. Paid work terms allow students to explore and experience areas of career interest, while academic terms build a solid foundation of theoretical and conceptual knowledge in the area of study.

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Study Abroad

The Study Abroad program offers more than just a unique classroom experience. While being immersed in a new culture and language, students are opened up to the new perspectives and ideas of the host institution and country. Students also have the opportunity to to learn in diverse contexts and educational systems, while being exposed to differing worldviews.

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International Internships

International internships are a great way for students to gain experience related to their specific degree program by applying their academic knowledge and critical thinking skills in international work environments, while also engaging in initial professional development. The skills, attributes, and new perspectives that students gain while working overseas helps with résumé building and gives them a competitive advantage in today’s global labour market.

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Meet our Experiential Learning Team

We are a central contact for anyone wanting to learn about EL at Algoma University. We support students, staff, faculty, and community partners with the design and implementation of curricular and co-curricular EL activities. For general inquiries, contact us at elhub@algomau.ca

Career Services

Career Services assists with résumé and cover letter building, while also preparing students for upcoming interviews. Students are encouraged to attend career preparation workshops, visit the resource area, and take advantage of networking events.  

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Ten Thousand Coffees

The Algoma University Café, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, is a networking and mentorship platform that connects students, alumni and business professionals based on their role, career goals, and professional interests.

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Community Partners and Employers

Community partners and employers are the key links in connecting students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through experiential learning courses and programs. The Experiential Learning Hub is actively seeking partnerships with community organizations and businesses as placement hosts for co-ops, internships, and practicums. 

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Co-Curricular Record

Experiential Learning happens outside the classroom. The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document recognizing your accomplishments in areas such as campus life, community engagement, volunteer work, and student leadership. The CCR is complementary to your academic transcript and your résumé. It’s also a great way to showcase your transferable skills and extracurricular activities to potential employers!

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Career Link

Today’s global workplace is diverse and constantly changing. Open to all students, Career Link is a co-curricular Certificate program that develops career skills, connections, and includes a work experience component to position students for career success. Career Link brings together students from different disciples into a structured program that allows them to pursue their own individual interests while at the same time, learning from the experiences of others.

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Online Career Fair 2019

If you are graduating and looking for employment opportunities, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together some helpful resources to help kickstart your career.

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