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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.
Students

Students

Gain practical experience linked to your education and future career.

Employers / Community

Employers / Community

Students bring great value to your organization.

Faculty

Faculty

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

Social Sciences alumna helps students build skills for career success

Some call her a master networker or master mentor. She prefers being called a proud alumna. She wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing lessons learned in the world of work to help prepare students to stand out in a crowded job market.

Feb 20, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Feb 19, 2019

Understanding your Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports

At some point in your time at McMaster you may find yourself asking, "What are do the codes listed on my Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports mean? How do I even get an advisement report?". Your Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports are important tools that will help keep you on track for graduation.

Jan 23, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.

Jan 10, 2019

Connect with alumni working in economics, analytics and business

New virtual career event allows Social Sciences students to connect with alumni working across the country. No need to come to campus - a personal device is all you need!

Jan 09, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.

Jan 03, 2019