Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is an active and engaged learning process and is often referred to as "learning by doing". Importantly, Experiential Learning is not just about the experience but rather requires that the participant reflects upon the experience.

Experiential Learning opportunities can be curricular or co-curricular in nature and involve activities such as:

  • Case Competitions, Design Jams, Challenges
  • Student Leadership 
  • Exchanges (Student Abroad)
  • Capstone Projects
  • Project Based Learning
  • Community Service Learning
  • Applied Technical Training Sessions
  • Active Career Exploration Activities
  • Microinternships (ELITE, Wavemakers, BEHR etc)


Explore experiential learning opportunities through the links below or contact us at bcomexp@ualberta.ca.

Experiential Learning Record (ELR)

The Experiential Learning Record (ELR) is a faculty-endorsed certificate and official university document that allows students to record learning activities that take place both within and beyond the classroom.

Experiential Learning Record (ELR)

The iEL Program supports UG ASB students to pursue independent experiential learning activities (iEL). iEL activities include activities that help students explore their leadership, development or professional goals.

iEL Program

YEG Industry Insights (YEGii’s) are a free, structured career exploration activity in which students visit a workplace, learn about the business, meet industry professionals and ask questions.

YEG Industry Insights

Career Cafes are casual networking events that connect students to potential future employers and provide students with the opportunity to chat with professionals in their field of interest.

Career Cafes

Career Treks connect students with employers outside of the Edmonton Capital Region through a single or multi-day field trip to different organizations.

Career Treks

Technical training sessions focus on your hard skills development, such as training in specific software, programs or languages. Highlight this experience in your resume and cover letter and during an interview!

Technical Training Sessions

InStep is a curated Coursera collection that allows you to develop critical employment and professional development skills on your own time! Courses available include training in VBA, Power BI, Google Analytics, Communications, Social Intelligence and more!

Independent Skills & Technical Education Programming (InStep)
Case Competitions

Case competitions are a type of business competition where participants strive to develop the best solution to a business or education-related case study within an allocated time frame. Our students have had great success with podium finishes in local, national & international case competitions.

Case Competitions
Student Organizations

Whether you're looking for leadership opportunities, wanting to develop your network, hone your presentation skills, support a community cause or just hang out with fellow students, student clubs are very much part of the fabric of campus life.

Student Organizations
Business Exchanges

In today's global business environment, international experience and cultural awareness are increasingly valuable assets. The Alberta School of Business exchange program will allow you to live and study abroad while adding an important dimension to your commerce education.

Business Exchanges
Undergraduate Research Initiative

Undergraduate research can support your academic and career development in a variety of ways, regardless of your discipline or future goals. Undergraduate research can take many forms and yields benefits similar to work experience, practicums, internships, and other hands-on learning experiences.

Undergraduate Research Initiative
Community Service Learning (CSL)

Community Service Learning (CSL) offers students the opportunity to work and make a difference with a local community group while reflecting and putting their experiences in context within a university course. These community partnerships provide opportunities for students to gain valuable experience and to contribute to and increase their awareness of the social and political life of their community.

Community Service Learning (CSL)