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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 experiences that work well with your program.

While your Laurier experience will look different in a remote environment, many of the experiences below are being offered virtually.  The links below will be updated as virtual offerings are confirmed.

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

  • Volunteer to be an O-Week Icebreaker and welcome incoming first years.
  • Connect with local organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities.
  • Get a Vulnerable Sector Police Check if you are volunteering or taking courses where you work with children or youth.
  • Contribute to Laurier’s biweekly newspaper, The Sputnik, or submit a creative piece to Blueprint Magazine.
  • Participate in Sandbox workshops and attend the Entrepreneur Speaker series.

Final Year

  • Apply for an executive/coordinator position with a student club or committee.
  • Look into the LaunchPad program for the opportunity to launch an innovative new venture.
  • Share your Laurier experience with prospective students at open house events.

Be Engaged: Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years

Final Year

Be Inspired: Maximize Your Academic Opportunities

First Yearbrain

Middle Years

Final Year

Be Involved: Explore Work, Volunteer and Leadership Experience

First Yearspeech bubbles

Middle Years

  • Volunteer to be an O-Week Icebreaker and welcome incoming first years.
  • Connect with local health organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities. This will help build your resumé for graduate school, professional health program applications and job opportunities.
  • Participate in Sandbox workshops and attend the Entrepreneur Speaker series.
  • Contribute to Laurier’s biweekly newspaper, The Sputnik, or submit a creative piece to Blueprint Magazine.

Final Year

  • Apply for an executive/coordinator position with a student club or committee.
  • Look into the LaunchPad program for the opportunity to launch an innovative new venture.
  • Share your Laurier experience with prospective students at open house events.

Be Engaged: Broaden Your Perspectives

First Yearhead

Middle Years

Final Year

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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 degree in Community Health.