You will learn by doing

Experiential learning (or hands-on learning) is a core element of the liberal arts and sciences education you will receive at Mount Allison.

With experiential learning opportunities available in every degree, our Experiential Learning and Career Development Office will help you create experiences that match your interests and style of learning. You will develop skills that you can apply to the workforce, make important networking connections, and figure out just what the future may hold for you.

Experiential learning opportunities at Mount Allison include:  

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.  Examples:

Mount Allison offers exceptional opportunities to join businesses and organizations locally and internationally for paid internships that will allow you to gain hands-on experiences while allowing you the chance to explore your interests and test your abilities. Examples:

For more information about 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 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:

Community 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:

See more about Mount Allison's engaging community.

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: