AGRC 445: Experiential Learning in the Workplace

Students apply their academic knowledge while acquiring and expanding transferable skills through work experience. A self-directed learning agreement completed by the student, with input from the employer and approved by the course facilitator, will detail the learning outcomes and how proof of learning will be verified. Reflective journal entries, online discussion, face-to-face interviews, a self- and employer evaluation plus completion of a final product are required. This is a three credit, open learning class which takes place from May to December each year, with the majority of work being done over the summer months.

Restrictions and Prerequisites: 

  • Open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
  • Students must have successfully completed 60 credit units of university-level courses. 
  • Students must first obtain summer employment before registering for the course.
  • Students with credit for PLSC 445 will not recieve credit for this course. 
  • AGRC 445.3 will automatically count as an Open Elective in your DegreeWorks. 
  • Talk to your faculty advisor to see if AGRC 445 can fit into your program as an Restricted Elective. 

Events & Workshops

The RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn events and workshops are open to all AgBio undergraduate and graduate students.

Some events such as the AgBio Challenge Case Competition will be open to students from other post-secondary institutions. 


You do not need to pre-register for any RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn workshops.

However, since workshops include complimentary refreshments pre-registering would be greatly appreciated.


Yes, you will need to pre-register for the majority of the RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn events. 

You will be able to register for events and workshops by signing up in the Main Office (2D30) or by emailing the Career Development Coordinator at 

Workshop topics range from Resume Building to Encouraging Your Inner Entrepreneur.

Visit the Workshops page for a detailed list.

A variety of events take place throughout the academic year (September - April). 

At the end of October 'Lets Talk', an industry networking and etiquette dinner will take place. This event commemorates the end of the course AGRC 445: Experiential Learning in the Workplace and is a great way to network with industry representatives and your fellow students.

Watch for the AgBio Challenge dinner happening mid-January! Celebrate the AgBio Challenge Case Competition winners, network with industry and hear from a thought-provoking keynote. 

Visit the Events page to see a detailed list.

All of our events and workshops are funded through the RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn program and with industry partners and are completely free to AgBio students.


Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

The CCR is a personalized and official record of university-approved and facilitated activities in which students have been involved.

It recognizes students for their efforts to learn outside of the classroom and then will capture those activities, and the learning outcomes derived from them, on an official document that the student can use in furthering their employment and educational goals. 

Think of your CCR like a transcript of extra-curricular learning activities. 

Everytime you attend any RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn event or workshop you will gain a CCR entry. 

Other opportunities:

  • Be on a student club executive 
  • Attend an industry conference 
  • Be a Peer Mentor
  • Volunteer for College & On-Campus Events 

*Please note, for 'Other Opportunities' you may have to provide additional information to verify your attendance or involvement. 

Login with your NSID and password online at to see your personalized and official CCR.


If you are including a portion or all of your CCR activities on your resume remember to include your 'lookup code'. Employers will be able to use your 'lookup code' to verify your activities at