With Experiential Learning, Quest students can make a real difference
When Quest students take Experiential Learning, they aren’t just getting hands-on experience outside the classroom. They’re also making a difference in a non-profit, business, studio or lab — often in the local community.
Peter Buchholz learned the value of working with Quest students when Andrew McKean ‘18 spent an Experiential Learning Block at The Common, a unique new place in Squamish where businesspeople and others can rent space, network and collaborate.
“Andrew came in and installed acoustic panels in The Common,” Peter said, adding that he was impressed with Andrew’s passion and professionalism. “He always went that extra mile to get things done.”
As a local community member, Peter saw first-hand the value of Quest’s program.
“I believe Quest’s Experiential Learning—if well-matched between employer and student— is an invaluable experience for both, allowing students to see how academic learning can be applied to real-world situations,” he said. “I think The Common learned as much as the student. We would be more than happy to be involved in this program again.”