Students doing research outside.

Undergraduate students

Find experiential learning opportunities to support your undergraduate journey.

Getting started

Centre for Career & Personal Development

Connect with the CCPD to do a workshop on career readiness and resume writing, or to learn more about Microplacements, Peer Helper and Orientation Leader roles.

Career Services

Apply for a PURE award

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) provides up to $7,500 of financial support to undergraduate students conducting research between May and August. Students work with on-campus experts to conduct student-led research projects. 

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Challenge yourself at the Hunter Hub 

Challenge yourself by signing up for problem-solving experiences designed to help participants foster entrepreneurial thinking and skills. 

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More experiences

What other kinds of experiential learning can I participate in to diversify my experiences? 

Find a certificate program to complement your degree

Gain an additional credential and expand your skills and professional network in an area of interest. 

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Apply for co-ops or internships 

Arts, Science, Haskayne and Schulich offer cooperative education and internship programs. Talk to your faculty advisor for more information about how to incorporate work experience into you degree program.

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Get involved with a Peer Helper program

These programs are offered in several departments on campus, providing an immersive learning and leadership experience — boosting your resumé and sharpening your skills. 

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Enrol in course-based undergraduate research

Take a CURE (course-based undergraduate research) course and conduct research while earning credits towards your degree. 

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Check out UNIV 304: Experiential Learning in the Workplace

Gain foundational and transferable skills in this for-credit course that supports success in workplace, volunteer and professional settings. Find information about UNIV 304 here.

Internationalize your degree

Study abroad during your degree! Enrich your university experience by studying and travelling in another country. 

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Join a student club

Student clubs forge new friendships and offer meaningful experiences. They can also help you develop your skills and help you navigate your interests during your degree. There are more than 300 clubs on campus! 

Club directory

As you finish your degree

How can I make my final years as an undergraduate student memorable and look ahead to an exciting future? 

Enrol in a capstone project 

Carry out a capstone project with a professor as your mentor in your last year. Capstone courses vary by program. Book an appointment with a Faculty Advisor to learn more. 

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Conduct research abroad with Mitacs Globalink 

Designed for senior undergraduates, the Mitacs Globalink program provides $6,000 to students travelling abroad to conduct research. 

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Student stories

Read about undergraduate students taking part in experiential learning.

Kinesiology student Mathieu Chin

BKin'20 (Biomechanics)

A hockey concussion turned into an undergraduate research opportunity for Kinesiology student Mathieu Chin.

Engineering student Noor Amjad

BSc (Eng)'19 (Chemical Engineering)

International student Noor Amjad built workplace skills relevant to her new home base through co-op and internship opportunities.

Geography student Adam Boulding

BSc'16 (Geography)
Current MSc student (Geography)

Adam conducted course-based research and studied abroad, which informed his successful master's application.

Art history student Dr. Karen Quinn

BSc'02 (Exercise and Health Physiology)
Current BA student (Art History)

After seven years in postdoctoral biomedical research, Dr. Karen Quinn, PhD, returned to university and found a new passion.

Looking down on students sitting in the atrium at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Elevate and the Experience Catalogue

Elevate is your career, advising and student-experience portal. It's where students can book degree and career advising, look for jobs and explore experiential-learning opportunities. 

From volunteer experiences to internships, from student clubs to competitions, the Experience Catalogue on Elevate links you to experiential-learning opportunities.