Learning is more than just listening and writing – it's about doing.

You want to experiment, to challenge, and to share. That's why there are many types of experiential learning (or hands-on learning) opportunities to explore at Mount Allison.

Experiences are only limited to your (and your professor's) imagination, and include:

Megan Moffat in ChinaResearch
At Mount Allison you will get the chance to take part in innovative research projects as early as second year, a rarity at the undergraduate level. You will also have ample opportunities to work with world-class professors on research, including employment as summer research assistants. Many students also co-publish articles with professors before they graduate. Examples:

There are opportunities to join businesses and organizations locally and internationally for internships that will allow you to gain practical skills and experiences, as well as skills to be engaged in a global economy. Examples:

For a list of all available internships, visit our internships page.

Mount Allison Enactus groupStudent conferences
Learn from others and share your own work at student conferences, and even win an award or two. Examples:

Academic and case competitions
You can put your knowledge to work on real-world issues in case competitions. Our Commerce teams have performed extraordinarily well in competitions such as a stock market simulation competition or on-campus competitions hosted by Maple Leaf Foods and J.D. Irving Ltd. Examples:

Field work at Fundy ResearchField work and travel
You and your classmates can take trips to businesses, labs, aid organizations, and even mountaintops around the world and come face-to-face with today's realities. You will gain a wide perspective and even create valuable professional networks for the future. Examples:

Recitals, performances, and art exhibits
Music performance at BruntonBetween the Music department (hosting more than 80 student, faculty, and guest concerts each year) and the Drama program (performing in our new state-of-the-art Motyer-Fancy Theatre), students are given ample opportunity to perform on a regular basis. The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts and other student-run exhibition spaces also give students the opportunity to exhibit a wide range of artwork. Examples:

Special topics or independent study
In your upper years, it is possible, in consultation with your department and with a faculty supervisor, to create your own special topic or independent study course that complements your degree and matches your specific goals. Examples:

Open Sky FarmingCommunity partnerships and volunteering
Mount Allison's close-knit and engaging community extends across campus and beyond. For a small town, there are big opportunities to immerse yourself. Examples:

Peer tutoring and teaching assistantships
Many students take advantage of opportunities to work during the academic year as teaching or research assistants, acquiring valuable skills. Examples: