As it is noted by a report on the benefits of experiential learning by the Council of Ontario Universities that there’s an imbalance created in employment by the bachelor’s level graduates with co-op experience earn more than their peers.
The report says many universities points out the importance on experiential education (EE) by curating programs which helps understanding more easier and practical allowing students to connect with their learning beyond the traditional classroom.
The Experiential Education Program is designed to assist in connecting students and employers in developing career-related learning opportunities in internship, cooperative education (co-op), or externship experiences. The classifications sometimes vary depending upon the academic discipline. All positions are carefully supervised, professional-level and structured in which the student sets intentional learning goals and actively reflects on what has been learned.
Experiential learning integrates the classroom and the real world. The programs engage students with the world through professional work, research, and service on seven continents. They learn how to transform ideas into impact and become global citizens with successful careers.
There are many benefits in providing experiential education opportunities. Whether you are looking to increase profitability and productivity, complete a project, or alleviate personnel shortages, hiring a student may be one of the most cost-effective decisions you will make – but there are more reasons to add students in a professional role to your team. Students are enthusiastic, present fresh ideas, contribute to the success of your organization, and provide a pool of potential employees with experience and training.
Whatever field of study you choose, find a university that offers a hands-on experience that puts concepts and theory into practice. These are just a few of the best EE-focused programs you will find in Canada.
Ushieja De Zoysa York University student, aspires to join the growing number of women excelling in STEM careers – jobs that have been dominated by men. Ushieja De Zoysa chose the York University math and astrophysics program because of its focus on hands-on learning.
Ushieja De Zoysa says “That’s the reason I picked York. I don’t think I ever thought that I’d be able to use the telescope and do all these incredible things that I get to do right now.”
Students are able to test their theories and research using cutting edge technology. Small research groups and intimate classroom settings at York University also make it possible to have discussions and discourse with peers and instructors.
Canada’s third largest university, York University’s Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs carries an immersive experience in music, design, visual arts, dance, film and theatre.
Cinema and Media Arts students get their hands dirty, making films and utilizing skills like screenwriting, production design and editing.
Music and theatre students produce live performances to be critiqued by professionals and even iconic figures in the industry. Theatre students are constantly in the throws of putting on shows that spark imagination and social discussion.
Design students have the added advantage of working in state-of-the-art facilities where they can design professional caliber packaging, user interfaces for mobile apps and even experiment with sensors and 3D Information.
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