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What experiential learning opportunities are right for you?

Create your own Experiential Learning path by engaging in a variety of hands-on opportunities to enhance your educational experience at the Mount. Experiential Learning allows you to meet your personal, academic and career development interests and goals. Find out more about what Experiential Learning opportunities are right for you!

Co-operative Education

Business Administration, Public Relations and Tourism and Hospitality Management
Students complete three, four-month paid work terms in their field of study. Before graduation, students gain one year of relevant work experience. Work terms are with non-profit, corporate and government organizations.

Internships

Bachelor of Arts and Science Internship Program
This internship program integrates academic studies with one paid internship work term after a student's third year of study. Students gain valuable work experience in the corporate, government or not-for-profit sector, while exploring their career goals. Enrollment in the program is limited and selection is based on academic background and achievement.

Science Communication Internship Program
This program is a 13-16 week paid or unpaid work term following a student's third year of study. This program bridges the areas of communication studies and science, resulting in qualified science communicators who can work in a variety of sectors including government, school districts, universities, non-profit agencies, private sector companies and media outlets.

Applied Human Nutrition Internship Education Program
This program enables students to build on theoretical knowledge and internship experiences to fulfill the competencies required by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) to reach entry-level professional dietetic competence. Students complete three internship courses designed to provide the necessary experiences in clinical, community and administrative areas. Enrollment in the program is limited and selection is based on established criteria.

Practicum

Bachelor of Education Practicum Program
One of the important features of the Bachelor of Education program is the combination of the theoretical and the practical aspects of teaching and learning. During the two-year program students will have the opportunity to work with experienced professional educators in a variety of educational settings for up to 24 weeks.

Child and Youth Studies Practicum Program
While completing the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study) program, students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge they’ve acquired in the classroom into practice with over 500 hours of practical, hands-on experience in such settings as schools, hospitals, residential youth programs, community-based services, and early intervention programs.

Tourism and Hospitality Management Practicum Program
This practica program allows students to build on previous academic or significant industry experience while maintaining greater flexibility in their academic scheduling. The practica route integrates classroom study with two alternating work terms of 560 hours each. Practica terms are completed during the summer semesters based on industry demands.

Course-based Experiential Learning

There are a number of courses offered in many academic departments that enable students to put theory to the test with hands on applied learning opportunities. Students “learn by doing” in these exciting and innovative courses. Speak to your academic advisor or faculty advisor to find out about courses that work for you.

Co-Curricular Recognition Program (CCRP)

The CCRP provides students an opportunity to record their non-academic extra-curricular involvement that employers are seeking on an official document. Recognized areas of involvement include volunteer work, professional development activities, receipt of awards, leadership experiences, varsity athletics, global engagement activities and student society participation.

Global Engagement

When you open your eyes to connecting and understanding different cultures, you are able to learn, gain new experiences, and increase your own opportunities, Not only will participating in global experiences grow your social network, it will expand your professional network as well. Employers are looking for employees who are culturally diverse, know how to communicate effectively, and are sensitive to the world around them. Give your skill set that extra edge by allowing your global experience to set your resume apart from the others in today’s highly competitive market.

Student Works

The Student Works employment program offers full-time students who demonstrate financial need the opportunity to apply for on-campus jobs. Part-time opportunities are available in the fall/winter term, and full-time opportunities are available for the summer. Student Works positions will be of career value to students, allowing them to gain workforce skills and life competencies that will aid in the transition to the world of work beyond graduation.

Career Services

The Mount offers a variety of career-related services, resources and opportunities to help students find a satisfying career, connect with opportunities that will build professional skills, and network with potential employers. Whether you need help making a career decision, are looking for a job, or are wondering what you can do with your degree, Career Services can help you plan a realistic career path and perform a successful job search.