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Experience Makes a Difference

Academic studies. Career exploration. Community involvement.

We aim to enrich undergraduate education in the Faculty of Social Sciences through fostering unique approaches to learning within the classroom and more actively engaging students in the community, as well as promoting strong relationships between academic studies, career exploration and community involvement.

Direct experience increases knowledge, develops skills, clarifies values, and grows one's capacity to contribute to communities.


Gain practical experience linked to your education and future career.

Employers / Community

Employers / Community

Students bring great value to your organization.



Faculty can become involved in Experiential Education (EE) in many ways.

Apply for the U21 Global Citizens Program

Social Sciences students are invited to join globally-minded students in a free online leadership course in October.
Sep 16, 2021

Gain experience and earn credit. SOCSCI 3EL3 - Leadership for Social Innovation.

Students gain community-engaged experience through virtual projects or placements that support Hamilton organizations addressing various social issues.
Aug 17, 2021

The Office of Experiential Education celebrates 20 years with a rebrand

Building on twenty years of innovation, the Office of Experiential Education (‘EE’) in the Faculty of Social Sciences is getting a new name – Careers & Experiential Education.
Jun 29, 2021

Meet Ananya Yadav, Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science ‘21

Meet Ananya Yadav, one of this year's Political Science graduates. In this feature, Ananya talks about her time at Mac, lessons learned, as well as her plans for the future.
Jun 16, 2021

Around the World in 25 Weeks - The Rachel Long Story

Rachel Long, a second-year Social Sciences student and recipient of the Office of Experiential Education's Student Experience Fund, has found a creative way to see the world during the pandemic.
Jun 08, 2021

Apply for 15-unit CityLAB Semester in Residence by June 15

CityLAB course applications are open to Level III and IV students from any faculty or degree program.
Jun 07, 2021