Are you looking to gain real-world experience in your field of study? Are you trying to develop and establish professional connections? With immersive learning projects, you can work alongside professors and community organizations to to gain experience outside of the classroom.
Immersive Learning at a Glance
- What do I gain from Immersive Learning?
- How can I get involved in Immersive Learning?
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By exploring new possibilities in a variety of academic settings you can:
- create high-impact solutions to real-world problems
- gain professional experience
- develop transferrable skills and intellectual capabilities
- establish professional connections with local organizations
Immersive Learning is interdisciplinary in nature and opportunities exist in multiple areas within the university and community. Here are a few ways to get involved in Immersive Learning:
Apply for Co-op
Interested in learning on the job? Carleton’s Co-op and Career Services gives students the chance to participate in co-operative education (co-op) to gain exposure to work experience through their field of academic study. Visit the Co-op Program page to learn more.
Are there ways your classes are changing the way we do things? We’re looking to profile your immersive learning opportunities that help set Carleton apart as a university which gives our students hands-on experience in solving real world problems. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A list of Immersive Learning experiences shared with the Discovery Centre is also available. Learn what your Department, School or Institute has been doing for Immersive Learning!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Election Day in Ogdensburg
Nineteen students from Carleton's Masters of Journalism program ventured into St. Lawrence County on November 8th to capture stories and report on events as this years' historic election unfolded. To read their stories and share their observations please visit the website created for the...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Profile: Neuroscience I-CUREUS Participant
Natalie Prowse, a third year Neuroscience student shares her I-CUREUS experience. Please outline your role as an I-CUREUS participant (what research support were you providing?) I was tasked with finishing and documenting a program which uses a suite of software called EEGLab for the Neuroscience of Imagination Cognition and Emotion Research...
Friday, May 2, 2014
Ottawa high school students race 3-D printed cars
Students from Lisgar Collegiate Institute under the supervision of their teacher, Mr. Robert Tang, have created 3-D printer car designs. The Discovery Centre is printing the unique designs and will host the students as they race their cars on Thursday May 8 from 1:00-3:00pm. This project is done in tandem with the Department of...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A Social Science student explores Carleton’s micro-fabrication facility
What do arsenic, red rooms, high heat, doodles of Mario, and computers have in common? I quickly discovered that apparently, they are all part of Carleton's micro-fabrication facility. As an African Studies and Political Science student, I was initially a little intimidated by the prospect of exploring Carleton's facility for creating silicon...
Friday, April 11, 2014
3D Printing: What do you 3D print and why?
Katie Roepke, a fourth year Industrial Design student shared with the Discovery Centre about her 3D print for her final project. Her groups's focus is on designing products for the Visually Impaired to help with the decision making process. After spending some time with them to understand what barriers they face, she decided...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Sprott Competes gives students the competitive edge
Sprott students can participate in Sprott Competes, a series of interuniversity business case competitions which build their collaborative skills and give them a competitive edge in the world of business. Students are given written cases which provide real-life business scenarios and students must brainstorm effective solutions in a short period...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A Sprott student experience
"I had no idea all these other things would be available to me," shared Mimi Lam, a fourth year student in Global Financial Management and Systems with a minor in Economics about her experience as a student at the Sprott School of Business. Though she may not have begun her studies knowing about the possibilities for...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sprott students organize to impact the student community
Sprott students have formed 17 student organizations covering a range of topics and interest areas which engage with Carleton and the wider Ottawa community in a variety of ways. The 160 executives are provided with a $150,000 budget spread between each organization to use for enriching the Sprott student experience. From entrepreneurship to...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Art history department partners with the Ottawa art community
The Department of Art History provides students with extensive opportunities to work with the Ottawa art community as part of its practicum program. Second year masters student in Art History Emma Hamilton-Hobbs had the opportunity to do her practicum with Library and Archives Canada in Place de la Cité, Gatineau. She gained experience handling...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
1125@Carleton opens for collaborative work
1125@Carleton is a new virtual and physical space for researchers to work with the community and private and public partners. For more information,...
Friday, October 4, 2013
In focus: Art History hands-on experiences
Former Carleton student Jenna Dufour with a BA (Hons.) History of Art shares her experiences with the Discovery Centre about the practicum program for Art History at Carleton. 1) Which community partners did you work with? (ie the Ottawa Art Gallery, War Museum etc.) I had the opportunity to enroll in two different practicums for...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Carleton Music students strike a chord in Ottawa
Carleton's Music department offers its students plenty of opportunities to engage their passion for music in the Ottawa community. With about 10 campus ensembles, from choirs to opera to West African Rhythm and more, Carleton has opportunities to suit all types of students' music tastes. Students can also participate in several affiliated...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Carleton students encourage young innovators through Virtual Ventures
Carleton students share their enthusiasm for engineering and design through Virtual Ventures, an engineering and technology summer camp for youth grades 1 through 10. Carleton students design and implement lessons on topics as diverse as game design, robotics using LEGO and 3D graphics along with many other exciting areas. Fall and winter...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Carleton maps the way in Old Ottawa South
Geomatics students are gaining hands-on learning opportunities which are high-impact for community members and for student learning with Professor Dan Patterson’s lab assignment for the Geomatics course GEOM 2004. Students were given the chance to collect field data in Old Ottawa South to supplement the work of the local environment committee...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
International students create a teaching resource for others
Carleton international students are forging new materials for learning assistance with the creation of an online math tutorial website. Professor Peggy Hartwick asked her intermediate level English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes (ESLA) students to explore the use of technology for teaching an aspect of their disciplines to their peers....
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Kroeger College goes to the Andes
Six undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (B.PAPM) program at Arthur Kroeger College have just returned from working with the Peruvian NGO Nexos Voluntarios in Urubamba in the high Andes of Peru. Imaan Sandhu, Marianne Poirier, Victoria MacArthur, Carly Hayes, Erika Malich and Antona...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Carleton students embrace their inner child
Carleton undergraduate students are getting in touch with their inner child through the Kids in Ottawa Project (KIOP). The aim? To understand community resilience in the face of adversity, specifically the effects of adverse situations on children. Carleton students worked with Professor Stefania Maggi from the Child Studies Program and two areas...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Carleton wins top three spots at IDeA competition
A 3-D prosthetic hand, assistive devices for users in rural Uganda and a navigation system took the top three spots at the Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) competition this past May. For further information,...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Carleton Invites Innovators to Create a Greener Campus
As part of “A Strategic Plan for Embedding Sustainability into Carleton University Operations,” Carleton has established a $1 million Green Revolving Fund for sustainability-related projects on campus. Members of the Carleton community are encouraged to submit sustainability projects to the Green Revolving Fund Committee which will review...