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Experience Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Year-to-Year Experience Guides

The following is a year-to-year outline of the kinds of experiential learning activities that work well with your program.

Be Inspired: Maximize Your Academic Opportunities

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Middle Years

Final Year

Be Involved: Explore Work, Volunteer and Leadership Experience

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Middle Years

Final Year

  • Consider applying to be a language assistant in France or Spain for a year. 
  • Apply for an executive position in an on-campus club.
  • Attend the Career and Job Fairs to network with employers.
  • Look into the LaunchPad program for the opportunity to discover, validate and launch an innovative new venture.

Be Engaged: Broaden Your Perspective

First Yearhead

Middle Years

Final Year

Be Inspired: Maximize Your Academic Opportunities

First Yearbrain

Middle Years

Final Year

Be Involved: Explore Work, Volunteer and Leadership Experience

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Middle Years

Final Year

  • Apply for an executive position in an on-campus club.
  • Attend the Career and Job Fairs to network with employers.
  • Look into the LaunchPad program for the opportunity to discover, validate and launch an innovative new venture.
  • Consider applying to be a language assistant in France for a year after graduation.  

Be Engaged: Broaden Your Perspective

First Yearhead

Middle Years

Final Year

Be Inspired: Maximize Your Academic Opportunities

First Yearbrain

  • Take required Spanish courses and explore other programs of interest.
  • Learn about co-op – apply at the end of your first year.
  • Review your program requirements and plan for a successful degree path.
  • Study abroad with a faculty member during the summer to experience Spanish language and culture in its own setting. 

Middle Years

Final Year

Be Involved: Explore Work, Volunteer and Leadership Experience

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Middle Years

Final Year

  • Apply for an executive position in an on-campus club.
  • Achieve the official certificate for Basic Business Spanish by taking courses and writing the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry exam. 
  • Look into the LaunchPad program for the opportunity to discover, validate and launch an innovative new venture.
  • Attend the Career and Job Fairs to network with employers.

Be Engaged: Broaden Your Perspective

First Yearhead

Middle Years

Final Year

Checklists

Completing the checklists below will also help ensure your academic, professional, and personal success during your time at Laurier – and beyond.

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When you're ready to start thinking about your life after graduation, you should check out the career and postgraduate options for people with a language degree.

Contact Us:

E: langandlitadvising@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2398
F: 519.884.7369
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA405

Chair

Nathalie Freidel, BA409

Office Hours:

Mon & Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

or by appointment

Program Advisor

Milo Swedler, BA425

langandlitadvising@wlu.ca

Office Hours:

Mon & Wed 1:00 - 3:00 pm

or by appointment