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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 experiential learning.

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

Learn more about the different ways that you can connect with experiential learning opportunities and community partners below.

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Career Hub

Career Hub through collaborative career development approach aims to empower Algoma University students to thrive, have a fulfilling career, maked informed decisions and successfully contribute to the community, society and future workforce. Career Hub provides students with an array of resources, programs and services to gain the essential skills and knowledge base required to create, maintain, and sustain a successful career.

Students also have the opportunity to earn a non-credit Career Link Certificate and a digital badge to showcase their accomplishments.

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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. Students also have the opportunity to to learn in diverse contexts and educational systems, while being exposed to differing worldviews.

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Career Link

Today’s global workplace is diverse and constantly changing. Open to all students, Career Link is a non-credit Certificate program that develops career skills, connections, to position students for career success. Career Link brings together students from different disciplines into a structured program that allows them to pursue their individual interests.

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Academic Internships

Algoma University’s Internship courses are designed to help students connect their academic studies with hands-on experience.  Students will gain invaluable experience by applying their academic knowledge and critical thinking skills in a work environment and will receive academic credit after completing the internship course. Algoma University has both domestic and international internships available.

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Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SDSN Canada serves as the Canadian branch of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) – a global network with over 1,300 participating institutions worldwide to work together to support action-oriented research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, including the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Global Learning Leadership Skills Development Program

GLLSDP is Algoma University’s new outbound mobility program that provides a unique blend of co-curricular and/or curricular experiential learning with international experience for students funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and Algoma University.

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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 [email protected]

Ten Thousand Coffees

The Algoma University Café, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, is a networking and mentorship platform that connects students, alumni and business professionals based on their role, career goals, and professional interests.

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Community Partners and Employers

Community partners and employers are the key links in connecting students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through experiential learning courses and programs. The Experiential Learning Hub is actively seeking partnerships with community organizations and businesses as placement hosts for co-ops, internships, and practicums. 

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Co-Curricular Record

Experiential Learning happens outside the classroom. 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 résumé. It’s also a great way to showcase your transferable skills and extracurricular activities to potential employers!

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Faculty members at Algoma University are engaged in cutting-edge research that creates outstanding learning opportunities for our students. Faculty research contributes to enhancing knowledge across the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. Our students have ample opportunities to develop solid research skills in a very supportive, dynamic and creative environment that is linked to our community and the world. Learn more about the different student research opportunities available!

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Online Career Fair 2022

If you are graduating and looking for employment opportunities, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together some helpful resources to help kickstart your career.