Written by: Ruthanne Talbot
Programming and Outreach Manager, Experiential Education
This past Saturday I attended Fall Preview – the day when excited, ambitious and sometimes tentative high school students visit Mac. Our job as staff is to help them fall in love with our campus and academic programs and, ultimately, see themselves as part of the McMaster and Social Sciences family. We also want potential students to see the great value in their Social Sciences degree and the benefits of participating in Experiential Education (EE) programming.
We were thrilled learn that one potential Social Sciences student who attended Fall Preview, Felicia, actually wrote a blog post about her visit to Mac. She attended one of the Social Sciences info sessions and is already well on her way to being a member of the Soc Sci and EE family! She’s got a plan for her degree program, she knows about EE internships (we’ll tell her about all of our other great EE stuff when she gets here), and she WANTS to be here at McMaster (who wouldn’t?).
Written by: Sabrina Douglas
Experiential Education Intern
Social Psychology ’15
EE has so many awesome opportunities for Social Sciences students and some of them you may not even know about! Here are 4 wonderful EE programs that you need to participate in (in no particular order):
1. Career Placements – Did you know that EE has multiple Career Placements per academic year for you to participate in? These job shadow experiences give you the opportunity to explore different career options within a particular field! First year to final year – these career placements are beneficial for everyone! Apply by Friday, November 13 for a career placement with Human Resources Services here at Mac where you will meet with professionals in various departments! Check out our website for full details! You do NOT require SOC SCI 2EL0 to participate.
2. Undergraduate Student Research Awards – Are you thinking about grad school or considering a career that involves research? You need to apply for the 2016 Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)! As a Social Sciences student, you can apply to receive $6,500 to cover a full-time research experience over the summer. Register now on OSCARplus for the USRA Information Session on November 18 and learn more!