As a complement to undergraduate and graduate students’ classroom learning, experiential learning activities – such as internships, co-op, community engaged learning and job shadow – ask students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world environments. These opportunities require students to step outside the university and consider how community, industry and/or field experience might influence their academic learning and personal development.
Undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with non-profit organizations on projects or placements that are directly linked to course content and contribute meaningfully to community outcomes. Community Engaged Learning programs include Western Serves, CEL Curricular Courses, and more!
Undergraduate and graduate students complete paid or un-paid, degree-related, credit-bearing work placements in a variety of industries. Work Integrated Learning programs include Internships and Co-ops, Job Shadow and more.
Undergraduate and graduate students participate in international learning activities that help them understand global issues, develop intercultural competencies, and prepare them for employment in an increasingly diverse workforce. Learn more.
Western's Co-Curricular Record is a document that helps undergraduate and graduate students showcase their engagement in outside of the classroom activities. Learn more.