Getting involved in experiential learning opportunities has never been easier! The University of Toronto Mississauga has been growing the number and types of practical learning experiences offered by its academic units.

The benefits of Experiential Learning:

  • Practical, hands-on experience
  • Increased interest and strengthened focus on the program(s) of study
  • Improved academic performance
  • Defined career plans or likelihood of attending graduate school
  • Relationship building
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Excellent experiences to add to your resume
  • Transferrable skills development
  • Oral and written communication development, including presentation skills development
  • Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
  • Opportunities to explore career options in other subject areas

Additionally, Academic Internship (AI) & Community Engaged Learning (CEL) opportunities can promote broader social benefits such as:

  • Developing engaged citizenship, fostering civic responsibility, and contributing to the broader public good
  • Improved attitudes toward social responsibility
  • Respect and tolerance for diversity and connection to others and a likelihood to continue working with the community