Experiential learning is now recognized as a key component of the educational process. Our students learn best about engaging with real world issues when they step out of the classroom. We seek to raise more than $1,000,000 to fund high-impact experiential learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate College of Arts students.
Students thrive in experiential learning opportunities. They retain what they learn and apply it in real world situations.
Expanding the now limited number of assistantships, increasing national/international exchanges, allowing more graduates to share their research, and providing the opportunity for students to gain work experience while still in school are all ways this initiative will improve the educational experience at the University of Guelph.
We will create more opportunities and more diverse opportunities for students to participate in experiential programs. With practical, hands-on experience, graduates and undergraduates understand how their education contributes to employability by showing them how the skills they learn in the College of Arts transfer easily to the working world.
Funding will go towards creating or increasing: