When you understand something really well, it’s easy to explain it to others.
Critically reflecting on your experiential learning activities, extra-curriculars, volunteering and internships will not only help you understand your strengths and weaknesses, but also help you build your pitch for your next interview or networking event and prepare you for life after graduation.
In this webinar, Lorraine Donald will review exercises to help you reflect on and unpack your activities to effectively describe what you’ve learned. This will help you gain a deeper understanding of how you can apply your skills in different contexts.
You will have the tools and language to describe and pitch experiences to different audiences by:
Describing what you enjoyed and what you disliked about the experience.
Listing the intended learning outcomes for the experience.
Listing the goals you met during the experience (and those you didn’t meet).
Identifying transferable and/or technical skills you have developed.
Identifying a challenge you faced and how you overcame it or developed a solution.
Describing how you applied knowledge gained from your program during the experience.
Lorraine Donald, MSc 17
Coordinator, Concordia’ s Experiential Learning Office
Lorraine is passionate about working with and for students, helping them explore and reach their personal and professional goals.
Before coordinating experiential learning activities at Concordia, Lorraine worked as a career and skills development advisor helping students prepare for and land that amazing internship or first full-time role after graduation.
While completing her BA and MSc at Concordia, she worked full-time in the non-profit sector specializing in student/community advocacy, researching, planning, developing and implementing programming to ensure equitable access to basic needs such as food and decent working conditions.