Experiential Education

"Experiential education" is the systematization of experiential learning opportunities, across campus and in the community. At UPEI, the new Experiential Education and Work-Integrated Learning office showcases and supports the university's experiential programs and initiatives, while building capacity to help students navigate an increasingly complex work world.

Professionalization Badge

In 2018-19, the Experiential Ed office is offering a new, non-credit digital Professionalization badge for UPEI students who want to develop and demonstrate their professional competencies. Sign up here to be added to our mailing list for workshop schedules and program updates.

You can access the Professionalization badge program and resources through our Moodle courses. Enrol yourself by following these links:

Questions? Email us at experientialed@upei.ca


April 23 to 25, 2019: Job-Ready Bootcamp

Complete the full Professionalization badge program in this 3-day intensive offering of Job-Ready Bootcamp.

Topics covered will include:

  • Communication skills, such as teamwork and conflict management
  • Labour market literacies, such as resume writing and interview preparation
  • Professional job shadow experience

Spaces are limited. Click here for more information and to sign up!


A Cool Experiential Learning Internship

A hackathon takes a creative and collaborative problem solving approach to addressing a real issue. In May-June, 2019, the Province of Prince Edward Island will be hosting the second annual public service hackathon, a 6-week case competition designed as a professional development opportunity that brings together multi-disciplinary teams of federal, provincial, municipal and private sector professionals working in PEI. In recognition of the value of experiential learning, the planning committee is offering one space on each of the ten teams to a UPEI student as an unpaid internship opportunity. The hackathon/internship carries 3-semester credit hours. Students must apply by March 31, 2019 by registering in ARTS 1050-1. For more information email policyhack@upei.ca


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