Experiential Learning

A well-rounded education is about more than classroom learning. When you learn as a volunteer, through practicums, on student exchanges or by joining a club or interest group, you are introduced to situations that help make the connection between classroom and career.

Learn by doing

Connect theory to practice by participating in practicums, internships and field studies. Get involved with student research and study abroad programs. Join clubs or groups that allow you to explore personal interests. When you include these types of experiences on your resumé, potential employers take notice.

Specialists in experiential learning can help you learn more about the academic advantages of these and other types of learning opportunities. 

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Hands-on experience

Over 90 courses at MacEwan University include an experiential learning component. Practicums and internships, co-ops and volunteering--there are all kinds of ways to engage in real-world work experience.

Undergraduate research

MacEwan encourages undergraduate research through grant funding, research week, a research journal and student-led conferences and presentations. Let your curiosity lead you.

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The traveler's edge

New countries, new cultures, new situations. When you study or volunteer in another country, you learn new skills and gain unique experiences that set you apart when you enter the job market.