Experiential Learning Inventory

Learning By Doing

Have you ever learned to ride a bike, play an instrument, or design an app? Then you know that experience is often the best teacher. It's one thing to listen to a lecture or read about how to do something, and quite another to actually do it for yourself.

Experiential learning activities are experiences that challenge you to get your hands dirty, leave your comfort zone, meet new people, and try different things.

We encourage you to just say yes to opportunities even if you aren't sure of the outcome. Get involved in things like: 

  • Volunteering
  • Job shadowing
  • Community service-learning
  • Work experience programs (internships, practicums, co-ops)
  • Research and creative activities
  • Student groups
  • Professional development programs

Why are experiential learning activities important? They help you develop transferable skills, apply your knowledge, make connections in the broader community, and learn more about yourself - your likes, dislikes, strengths and interests.

Experiential Learning Inventory


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