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To optimize your experiential learning (EL) experience, we offer a number of skills development opportunities at each stage of your EL journey: before, during, and after your EL experience.

What are EL Skill Sets?

Pre-EL experience skills help you prepare for your journey:

  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Active listening
  • Coordination
  • Self-awareness, initiative and self-direction
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Job search, résumé, cover letter, and interview skills
  • Active listening, recognition of marginalization groups, self-awareness
  • Conflict style, preliminary understanding of charity versus justice approaches to community development, conflict resolution
  • Reflection

In-process EL skills help you assess your learning and reflect on the process and outcomes:

  • Communication
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Judgment and decision-making, negotiation
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Creativity
  • Public speaking
  • Active listening
  • Self-awareness
  • Reflection
  • Preparation, time, resources and financial management
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Judgment and decision-making, initiative and self-direction
  • Personal reflection, journaling, group reflection, critical discussion

Post-EL Experience skills allow you to process, understand and articulate your learning experience:

  • Judgment & decision-making
  • Self-Awareness
  • Reflection: articulation of skill and knowledge gained, integration with program/degree objectives


FutureBound is a new skill development program for undergraduate students and ideal for students who want to take their experiential learning activities to the next level.


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