Month of virtual events to celebrate experiential learning at Brock

Brock University will celebrate its role as a national leader in experiential learning with a month of activities.

Along with Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and post-secondary institutions across the country, Brock will be participating in National Co-op and Work-Integrated Leaning (WIL) Month from March 1 to 31.

The University’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) team has planned virtual events, contests and social media campaigns throughout the month to drive awareness of Brock’s Co-op and WIL programs and initiatives, which regularly partner students and classes with organizations in Ontario and beyond.

This year’s theme is #inspiredWIL, which was chosen to encourage stories of experiential learning that highlight strength, resilience, impact, curiosity and self-discovery. Participants can reflect on these themes and share their experiences through an online bulletin board, with one winning submission chosen to receive a $500 gift card.

The Brock community will also be able to participate in more than a dozen events hosted by CCEE in March, including panels offering advice on careers in learning and education, entrepreneurship and impactful business, and health and social well-being; an ongoing contest that invites students to virtually hone their job interview skills for the chance to win a $50 prize; and online drop-in sessions where students can learn more about co-op education.

On Wednesday, March 23, CCEE will mark the annual National Day of WIL with awards presented by the University to honour exceptional co-op and experiential education students, teams and partners.

CCEE Director Cara Krezek said the month of activities will continue to highlight Brock’s role at the forefront of experiential learning in Canada.

“The amount of experiential learning opportunities that students have at Brock is immense,” she said. “They are often so ingrained in our day-to-day activities that students don’t recognize how much of this quality, immersive learning is happening. Throughout the month, we hope to bring our experiential offerings to life and celebrate the work done by staff and faculty to ensure students have many chances to apply their learning to various work and life situations.”

To learn more about Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Month, and to view a full list of upcoming events, visit the CCEE website.

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