At Career Development and Experiential Learning, we enhance and support the work placement, education and career planning work you do with students.
Sometimes, students see faculty and staff as mentors, guides, go-to people for questions outside the curriculum, including questions about jobs or graduate school. Let us help you help students meet their unique career planning goals.
Encourage your students to enrol in Navigating My Career Journey, a program developed by Career Development and Experiential Learning that aims to enhance student engagement in all areas of their lives. Participate in the program yourself, include modules in your classes and take advantage of a variety of career-related resources.
Faculty or staff will need to contact us to gain access to the online program. Students can self-enroll in Navigating My Career Journey through the course catalogue in Blackboard.
Let us share our knowledge about employment trends and career development with your class. Resume writing and interview workshops. Job search techniques and LinkedIn presentations. Alumni and industry panels. We can help you organize a variety of career-related events for your students.
Booking a presentation
Faculty can book presentations by CDEL staff via MacEwanLife.
Register and log in at MacEwanLife and select "in-class presentation booking."
Experiential learning allows students to explore passions and interests, learn new skills and apply in-class theory to hands-on situations, benefitting them immensely on their career paths. If you are currently offering, or are interested in developing, experiential learning opportunities for your students, we can help.
Experiential learning (EL) opportunities benefit your students greatly. But careful planning is required to weave them into your program or course. Start the process by reviewing the resources below. Then speak to our experiential learning facilitators who can help you get things running smoothly and successfully.
Manage student placements and store documents using MacEwanLife, our career portal. This server provides a uniform and accessible way of keeping track of and managing placement information. Talk to an experiential learning advisor to learn more about MacEwanLife and to learn how it might be a good fit for your program’s EL activities.
If students in your program are responsible for finding their own work-integrated learning host organizations, you can refer them to our experiential learning facilitators for support.
Since 2016, MacEwan students have been able to receive formal recognition for eligible non-credit commitments through the co-curricular record. Then, when they apply for jobs or other volunteer positions, they can include this transcript of non-credit activities in their applications, bolstering their resumes and helping them succeed on their career path.
As faculty and staff, you can support students’ efforts in two ways: by registering eligible activities that enhance your courses or programming and by assessing and validating activities that students ask to have added to the list of approved activities. To learn more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on the co-curricular record is located on MacEwanLife,where you can find out which activities are already listed in the co-curricular record or request to have an activity added. If you're not familiar with MacEwanLife, our experiential learning facilitators can set you on the right path.
Refer a student
Share your insights about career and education paths with your students. Then, direct them to the Career Development and Experiential Learning office where our specialists and facilitators can support them on their career journey.