Consult with Career Services
Do a workshop on career readiness and resume writing to help prepare you for your next steps.
Discover the Leadership and Student Engagement Office (LSE)
The LSE offers a variety of programs to develop leadership skills, get involved in campus as a Peer Helper or Orientation Leader, engage in immersive learning experiences through programs such as UCalgaryCares.
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.
Challenge yourself at the Hunter Hub
Challenge yourself by signing up for problem-solving experiences designed to help participants foster entrepreneurial thinking and skills.
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.
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.
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.
Enrol in course-based undergraduate research
Take a CURE (course-based undergraduate research) course and conduct research while earning credits towards your degree.
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.
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!
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.
Conduct research abroad with Mitacs Globalink
Designed for senior undergraduates, the Mitacs Globalink program provides $6,000 to students travelling abroad to conduct research.
Read about undergraduate students taking part in experiential learning.
Kinesiology student Mathieu Chin
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
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.
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.