Faculty and Staff Resources

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Supporting students who are participating in Work Integrated Learning and field placements. Sharing advice and insights about education and career goals. As staff and instructors, you interact with students every day—and your influence reaches far beyond the scope of your position.

At Career Development and Experiential Learning, we enhance and support the work placement, education and career planning work you do with students. 

Career Development

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.

Online career development program

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.

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In-class presentations and events

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."

Book a presentation through MacEwanLife


Experiential Learning

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.

Resources and forms

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.


Support for your students

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.

Co-curricular Record (CCR)

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 ccr@macewan.ca.

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.

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Placement possibilities

When alumnus Peter Ward completed his Occupational Therapist Assistant diploma, he found a job at the school where he'd done his field placement. Experiential learning facilitators can help you create valuable workplace learning opportunities for your students.