Apply Your Learning
Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.
Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll get in the Social Work program:
- Complete two field placements during your program for a total of 720 hours of practical field work in the local community, your hometown or internationally.
- Take part in experiential learning opportunities integrated into classes to provide a well-rounded experience, tying pedagogy, theory and practice together.
- Take a semester abroad in Year 4 to gain perspective on the social work field and enjoy learning in another culture and environment.
- Participate in ACERS (Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase) using projects completed in class to win prizes and highlight the importance of undergraduate research.
- Take research classes as part of your course selection to identify potential projects that you could do for the agencies you work for in the future.
- Add a certificate in Learning Skills and Development to add to your resume.
- Join the BSW Student Association and have your say in student activities on campus.
Check out the Social Work Experience and Career Guide.