Last updated: April 10, 2019 @ 01:54PM

Experiential Learning Opportunities at Brock University

I. Overview of Experiential Learning at Brock

Director
Cara Krezek

Brock University offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities for student employment and career preparation, on and off campus. Experiential learning at Brock incorporates both courses that are integral to students' academic programs, and alternatives that are optional, non-credit services for students.

Academic experiential learning opportunities are offered by each of the Faculties and may include:
·   Co-op degree programs
·   Placements and/or internships
·   Field courses (vocal, national, international)
·   Service learning courses
·   Creative or physical practice, performance, or exhibits
·   Consulting, entrepreneurship or design projects
·   Labs, simulations and experimentation

Non-credit experiential opportunities for current students include:
·   Experience Plus
·   Med Plus
·   International Plus
·   Campus Wide Co-Curriculum in experiencebu.brocku.ca

Experiential learning at Brock is designed to develop students' skills as productive, competent, responsible and reputable graduates that are well prepared for the workplace.

1. Experiential Learning Contacts in each Faculty:

Associate Director, Experiential Education
Sandy Howe

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences:

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Inclusive and Adaptive Programs
Elyse Lappano
elappano@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 6182

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Kinesiology
Tammy Whitaker-Campbell
tcampbell@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4529

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Health Sciences
Janet Westbury
jwestbury@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4143

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Outdoor Recreation
Liz Kirk
lkirk@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4298

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Sport Management
TBA

Nursing Clinical/Practicum Co-ordinator
Sandra Micsinszki
smicsins@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4780

Associate Dean, Applied Health Sciences
Nancy Francis
nancy.francis@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4366

Faculty of Education

Placement Officer, Teacher Education
Michelle Smythe
michelle.smythe@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 4967

Administrative Co-ordinator, Undergraduate programs
Betty Chambers
bchambers@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 3082

Administrative Co-ordinator, Graduate Programs
Wanda Burger
wburger@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 5496

Faculty of Humanities

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Humanities
Koreen McCullough
kmccullough@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 6210

Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences:

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Mathematics and Sciences
Dan Lonergan
dlonergan@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 5782

Faculty of Social Sciences:

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Social Sciences
Carolyn Finlayson
cfinlayson@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 6188

Course Co-, Child and Youth Studies
Ellen Carter
ellen.carter@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 3151

Academic Administrator, Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Penni Lafleur
penni.lafleur@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 5308

Goodman School of Business

Manager, International Exchanges and Partnerships
Meredith Heaney
meredith.heaney@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 3897

Relationship Manager, Service Learning
Gillian Kemp
skemp@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 5023

Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Goodman School of Business
David DiPietro
ddipietro@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x 5933

II. Co-op and Internship Programs

1. Co-operative Programs Office

Associate Director
Julia Zhu

Senior Employer Development Managers
Dana Tonus, Alesia Dane, Melissa Beamer

Employer Development Managers
Lori Sather, Ryan Larouche, Jackie Crawford, Sam Abraham, Kristen Richardson, Jason Peng

Career Consultants
Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Carolyn Halinda

Career Development Consultant
TBA

Administrative Assistants
Kate Balint, Sha Uppal

Mackenzie Chown A336, extension 4325
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
co-op@brocku.ca
https://brocku.ca/co-op

The Co-operative Education Office at Brock provides information and assistance to applicants and registered students for all campus co-op and program specific paid internship programs, and will:
·   Advise students regarding application to co-op programs, co-op specific academic program requirements, employment opportunities, and job searches;
·   Recruit employers for co-op and internship opportunities;
·   Proactively market Brock to employers as the preferred school for student hires
·   Facilitate the co-op employment process from initial job postings, interview periods, to employment offers and hires;
·   Prepare students for successful work term experiences by developing and facilitating professional preparation course;
·   Monitor and support employer/student relationship with regards to work term quality and student contribution through site visitation and performance evaluation;
·   Support student recruitment initiatives and activities to co-op internships programs and evaluate student applications for admission decisions;
·   Provide employment information to the Registrar's Office for inclusion on students academic transcripts
·   Students who are interested in applying to a co-op program are encouraged to contact the Co-operative Education Office for information.

2. What is a Co-op or Internship?

Co-operative education combines traditional undergraduate academic programming and relevant work experience in alternating terms. The work term experiences are designed to prepare students for their transition from university to the professional community. The 4 and 5-year programs enable students to acquire experience in their areas of career interest. The practical experiences and academic studies complement one another. The Co-op Education Office managers the administration and facilitation of the co-op experience at Brock, Co-op staff members for each program support students throughout their co-op experience.

Brock University co-op programs have clear advantages. Students can explore career possibilities, where their interests lie and the type of work environment that best suits them, helping them make informed decisions about their career options. Co-op graduates have the highest rates of employment after graduation. Many employers use co-op programs as a way to identify and recruit their future permanent workforce.

3. List of Current Programs

Please consult calendar copy programs for specific requirements.

Co-op programs:

Accounting
(BAcc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Biochemistry
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Biotechnology
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Business Administration
(BBA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Business Economics
(BBE Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Chemistry
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Computer Science
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Computing and Business
BCB Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Computing and Network Communications
BSc Honours, 4.5 years)

Computing and Solid-State Device Technology
BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Dramatic Arts
BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Earth Sciences
BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Earth Sciences - Environmental Geoscience
BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Economics
BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Geography
BA Honours, BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

History
BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Labour Studies
BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Mathematics
BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Mathematics and Computer Science
BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Mathematics - Statistics
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Neuroscience
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Oenology and Viticulture
(BSc Honours, 4 yrs)

Physics
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Political Science
(BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Political Science - Public Administration
(BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Public Health
(BPH Honours, 4 yrs)

Psychology
(BA Honours, With Major, 5 yrs)

Tourism Management
(BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Co-op programs:

Accounting
(BAcc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Biochemistry
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Biotechnology
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Business Administration
(BBA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Business Economics
(BBE Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Chemistry
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Computer Science
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Computing and Business
(BCB Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Computing and Network Communications
(BSc Honours, 4.5 years)

Computing and Solid-State Device Technology
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Dramatic Arts
(BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Earth Sciences
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Earth Sciences - Environmental Geoscience
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Economics
(BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Geography
(BA Honours, BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

History
(BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Labour Studies
(BA Honours, 4 yrs)

Mathematics
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Mathematics and Computer Science
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Mathematics - Statistics
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Neuroscience
(BSc Honours, 5 yrs)

Oenology and Viticulture
(BSc Honours, 4 yrs)

Physics
(BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Political Science
(BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Political Science - Public Administration
(BA Honours, 4.5 yrs)

Public Health
(BPH Honours, 4 yrs)

Psychology
(BA Honours, With Major, 5 yrs)

Tourism Management
(BA Honours, 4 yrs)

III. Practica and Course-based Experiential Learning1. Courses With Work Placements

1. Courses With Work Placements
In addition to co-op programs, many other academic programs at Brock include specific courses that require a significant work placement. Normally, these course-based experiences are arranged with public service agencies, schools or employers on a voluntary work basis rather than as paid employment. Most of these courses are a core program requirement for a particular degree program in the discipline.

2. Records and Fees Policy

The course number, course title and final grade are listed on the student's academic transcript. At the discretion of the individual faculty teaching the course, course-based experiential learning can also be linked to students' Experience Plus Records in the following ways:

Students may find exclusive course work placement opportunities for their course on the volunteers Plus posting service at Career Education;

·   Through the on-line posting, students can begin their placement search in the summer, to have an approved placement arranged when the course begins in the Fall;
·   In collaboration with their professor, students can arrange with their placement supervisor for the placement details (location, job title, duties/employabillity skills) to be recorded on their Experience Plus Records. The standard course tuition fee normally covers the costs of course-based experiential learning.

IV. Experiential Learning Programs through Career Education

Associate Director, Career Education
Stephanie Harper

Administrative Assistant
Peggy Karges
905 688 5550 x3242

Career : ST119 (Entrance through Guernsey Market)
Administrative Offices: ST 119
Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CAREER EDUCATION

The Career Education team supports students in understanding their skills, connecting their experiences to jobs, mapping their career goals and building their professional network. As part of our career programming, we offer the following experiential learning opportunties.

Experience Plus

Manager, Career Education
Pauline Dawson

905-688-5550, extension 4414
brocku.ca/ccee/career-education/experience-plus/

Capture your experiences at Brock and in the community on a transcript that highlights skills employers are seeking. This co-curricular program provides you with an opportunity to track, highlight and document your involvement, experiences and learning outside of the classroom.

MED PLUS

Med Plus Consultant
Katrina Volpini

905 688 5550 x 3106
brocku.ca/ccee/career-education/med-plus

Learn about and build experience in the health field through this unique co-curricular program that includes job shadowing, networking opportunities with healthcare professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects. In partnership with area hospitals, health organizations, and practitioners, Med Plus will provide you with practical experience and the most up-to-date information about the health care sector. This program is highly competitive and will help develop your competitive edge when applying to professional health programs. Applications are due by April 30, 2019.

INTERNATIONAL PLUS

Manager, International Learning Programs
Jesse Barraza

905 688 5550 x4698
brocku.ca/internatinal/current/education-abroad/international-plus/

Broaden your global and cultural awareness through volunteer placements that spark interactions with people from around the world. This program includes workshops, lectures and exposure hours that are tracked and documented through Experience Plus. This program is a partnership between Career Education and International Services.

V. Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum and ExperientialBU Portal

Student Leadership and Engagement Co-
Amber Scholtens
905 688 5550, x4376
experiencebu.brocku.ca (login with your Badger ID and password)

ExperienceBU is designed to be place where you can find out what is happening on campus and ways to be involved at Brock University. Departments, clubs, campus groups and community organizations will post events and opportunities throughout the year, so check ExperienceBU often to stay informed. Both BUSU ratified and non-ratified student clubs have pages on ExperienceBU making it easy to find clubs that interests you to join!

The newest addition to ExperienceBU is the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC) - a unique guide designed to help you get the most out of your experiences beyond the classroom. The CWC is made up of ten domains chosen because they represent skills that employers increasingly expect from university graduates, and they offer opportunities to enhance your personal growth and to help you make the most of your time at Brock. If you participate in activities related to all of these different domains, we believe you will have a richer, more meaningful Brock experience and will be even better positioned to pursue a career or further education when you graduate. Remember to report your experiences here and in the Experience Plus portal in order to show all you do on your co-curricular transcript! For information visit brocku.ca/experiencebu/co-curriculum/