Experiential education can take so many forms, from making a presentation in class, to participating in a club or group, securing a placement/internship, completing a community based research course, participating in a study abroad experience or summer field school, or attending a lecture series. Here are some examples:
Placement and Internship courses
Summer Field School, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Community Based Research course
CEO in Residence lecture series
In the School of Business, students have the chance to truly launch their career, even before graduation. Students can choose from a placement or internship experiential learning opportunity in fourth year.
You can go anywhere in the world! Trent University has an ever-growing list of connections with over 50 universities in more than 35 countries. BBA students are encouraged to consider a year abroad (normally third year). Students are encouraged to take most of their required BBA courses before going abroad. Students will normally take elective credits while abroad. Students require a 70% cumulative average. For more information on Study Abroad contact Kate Logan or visit their website at https://www.trentu.ca/studyabroad/outbound-students/how-apply Additionally, you are encouraged to contact Deb Earle, School of Business Department Academic Advisor in first year to assist with course planning and degree requirements if you are considering a study abroad option. Please note that students seeking a professional designation such as CPA or HRPA are normally not eligible for study abroad.
New Summer field school at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa
We are very excited to announce a new Trent Summer Field School in South Africa – University of Stellenbosch for May 2023.
Organizations have a critical role in developing a sustainable world. Sustainability rests on shifting our worldviews from the traditional notion of Integrated World Capitalism (Le Grange, 2012) to Indigenous mindsets that value healthy relationships (Four Arrows, 2022). In this field trip, students engage in experiential learning by encountering traditional African worldviews and how these worldviews are integrated into policy frameworks, business modelling, and social activism.
We are offering a 6 week online course (May 3 to June 13) – ADMN 4440H – Sustainability Leadership in Business that will include 14 days in South Africa with our partner University of Stellenbosch - http://www.sun.ac.za/english
Tentative dates in South Africa - May 8-19, 2023 with course instructor Prof. Rob Elkington
In order to participate you need to have completed 10 credits at Trent by April 30, 2023, including 3.5 ADMN credits and a 70% cumulative average.
Cost - tuition for 0.50 Trent credit, program fee of $3000 (which includes most meals and accommodations while onsite for 14 days), and flight. There are funding opportunities available to offset some of these costs. Please contact Kate Logan for more information.
Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Monday March 13th, 2023. Applications are located:
- Click on the Academics Tab
- Click on the Study Abroad Folder
- Click on Trent Summer in South Africa
- For more information email Rob Elkington, your course instructor and view his bio.
Trent Community Based Research Course
Have you ever considered a Trent Community Based Research Project under the supervision of a School of Business faculty member? Visit the website https://www.trentu.ca/community-based-research/ for a list of available projects. Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC) references Peterborough area projects and U-Links references projects that are based in Haliburton County). Information on the TCRC can be found at https://www.trentu.ca/community-based-research/students. Interested students should complete an application (with resume and cover letter) through the TCRC website. The next stage would be for students to meet with a staff member from the TCRC/U-Links. Following this meeting, students may then take the initiative to persuade a member of the School of Business faculty to be their supervisor. Once a faculty supervisor is secured, the TCRC will work to arrange an interview with the student, the hosting organization and the faculty supervisor. If a successful match is made, the TCRC/U-Links will assist you with the necessary paperwork for course registration and approval, including signatures from the faculty supervisor and the Director of the School of Business. This process must be completed prior to the "add" deadline for the requested academic term. For more information contact: TCRC
From the University calendar - ADMN 4820Y: Community-Based Research Project Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in the Peterborough area. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN, a minimum 75% cumulative average, and approval of director of the program. Students may take only one of ADMN 4820Y or 4830H for credit.
Check out the Experiential Catalogue available in the Student Experience Portal hosted by Careerspace.
The CEO-in-Residence program, coordinated through the School of Business and the student-alumni mentorship program Life After Trent, gives students at both the Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area campuses access and opportunities to learn from business leaders across the country and around the globe. The CEO-in-Residence inspires and mentors Business students through keynote addresses, meetups, lectures and panel discussions.