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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.

Design for Change 2023

Help address social issues around homelessness for a chance to win up to $3000!
Feb 01, 2023

Careers and Experiential Education Grad School Workshop

Considering Grad School? Attend our Workshop on February 8th from 12:30pm – 1pm
Jan 31, 2023

Volunteer with Distress Centre Halton and Make an Impact in your Community!

Attend the Distress Centre of Halton Virtual Information Session on January 31st to learn about volunteer opportunities in your community.
Jan 30, 2023

Now Hiring! Administrative Assistant for the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is hiring an Administrative Assistant to support our new co-op and career development programming. Apply by January 24th, 2023!
Jan 18, 2023

Experience Ventures National Hackathon Applications Closing Soon!

CALLING ALL CHANGEMAKERS, INNOVATORS, LEADERS AND DISRUPTERS - Participate in the Experience Ventures National Hackathon kicking off January 26th 2023!
Jan 17, 2023

Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) - Virtual Info Session January 17!

Don't miss out on the McMaster-specific OLIP Info Session on January 17! Get your questions answered and be ready to apply by the January 31 deadline!
Jan 15, 2023