Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

King's and Dalhousie campuses will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23 due to Hurricane Fiona: this closure will remain in effect until at least Sunday morning at 8 a.m. An update will be shared prior to that time on the status of campus operations for Sunday and Monday.

What you learn at King’s prepares you for life after you graduate.

Grounded in the conviction that experiential learning, work-integrated learning, and entrepreneurship are compatible with the humanities, the King’s Experiential Learning Program (KELP) will give students the opportunity to reflect on their own values, skills and aptitudes developed through their education in the humanities or journalism. This process helps students understand how their skills can benefit a range of fields and gain insight into the career path that is right for them.

This is about giving our students the opportunity to experience for themselves the value of their education.

How we think about Experiential learning


At King’s we have a special regard for the way education shapes personal development. Figuring out where your degree will take you isn’t always obvious, so our goal is to help students to understand their strengths and values and support you in finding places to contribute to the world, and ways to further develop your competencies. Listed below you’ll find a curated slate of programming such as workshops, networking events, a non-credit course, hackathons, etc., both for King’s students only as well as specially selected opportunities from Dalhousie and our partner Innovation Sandbox SparkZone.

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Events and Opportunities

The Sparkzone Sandbox Ignition program, beginning March 7

The Sandbox Ignition program is a 10-week program that will provide students with access to training, resources, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and opportunities to engage with mentors already in the industry. Students receive $20 per session attended. Register now.

Books By Heart Fireside Chat – April 1

Join us for a fireside chat about Books by Heart, an accessible digital books program designed to modulate mental health in cardiac patients through story and community. RSVP now.

Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities – April 8

Students can get a fellowship grant of $5,000 to receive targeted workplace experience in the humanities over the course of an eight- to 10-week placement at a partner organization. Apply by April 8.

Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation, January 18 – April 5, 2022

A six-module non-credit course to help students find meaningful work in the world of startups.

Work-Integrated Learning

Applied In-Course Learning

Career Services

Field Experiences


Art of the Possible

Have Questions? Want to get involved? Get in touch:

Joanna Sheridan

Assistant to the Vice-President and Coordinator of Public Humanities and Experiential Learning, Vice-President's Office

joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca |