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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 EL.

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 EL as part of your university experience can help you connect to your future career!

Below you can learn more about ways to connect with EL opportunities and community partners.

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, and have the opportunity to learn in diverse contexts, educational systems, and be exposed to differing worldviews.

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International Internships

International internships are a great way to gain experience related to students’ degree program by applying their academic knowledge and critical thinking skills in international work environments while engaging in initial professional development. The skills, attributes, and new perspectives students gain while working overseas helps with résumé building and market themselves competitive 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 resume and cover letter preparation and works with student to prepare for an upcoming interview.  Further, students are encouraged to attend career preparation workshops, visit the resource area and take advantage of networking events.

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Community Partners and Employers

Community partners and employers are key links to connecting students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience. The Experiential Learning Hub is actively seeking community partners and employers to partner as placement hosts for co-op and internship programs. In addition, students may help partner organizations with service learning projects where student teams work together to solve problems or complete projects.

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Co-Curricular Record

Experiential learning happens outside of the classroom throughout your university experience. 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 resume.

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