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Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture Joins Outcome Campus Connect, Growing Work-integrated Learning, Skill Development, & Job Opportunities Supportive of Their Students’ Futures

In 2012, Dalhousie University joined the Faculty of Agriculture. Located in scenic Truro, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, the campus is home to a working farmoffering its students learning experiences both in-class and within their expansive research fields, gardens, and greenhousesSince 1905, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture has excelled in experiential learningemphasizing small-class sizes and study alongside active research scientists, professors (real leaders in their fields), and a holistic approach to gaining essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in agriculture. The Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture is expanding their support for students and recent graduates by joining Outcome Campus connect (OCC). This partnership will bring even more meaningful experiential learning, skill development, and job opportunities to students and recent graduates – remotely when it’s needed most.

Joining the OCC platform is a natural fit for Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture, as students and graduates who pursue higher learning at the institution are studying in very niche fields like animal science and aquaculture, business and social sciences, international food business, engineering, plant, food, and environmental sciences. No doubt, learners in these programs become graduates who are invaluable to the success of our nation. By joining the platform, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture is embodying its longstanding (since 1095) mission to design higher learning delivery supportive of their students’ futures – connecting students and industry, and industry and students. 

Says Joy Galloway-JonesM.A.E.d., Instructor/Manager, WIL Programs & WUSC Advisor, We are excited to join Outcome Campus Connect, specifically in light of the current circumstances. We look forward to working with students as they engage with potential work-integrated learning opportunities and job placements. Having this wealth of opportunities in one convenient location is exactly what we need to continue to be student-centered.”

Partnerships within the higher education community expand OCC’s support for students and recent graduates. An integrated platform, employers seeking student talent reach potential employees with higher levels of specificity, directly reflective of each student’s post-secondary journey, and opportunity-seeking students receive a free feed of skill development and job openings that are relevant to their pursuits and hopeful careers. 

We’re thrilled to be working with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture to bring more opportunities to their students and graduates. As an institution, they are a leader in their field with a longstanding history of experiential learning delivery. We know this integration is particularly beneficialgiven their students’ niche fields of study and elevated current reliance on remotely, digitally available opportunities.” 

To learn more about OCC, connect with Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of Outcome Campus Connect, at Orbis, nnitsopoulos@orbiscommunications.com 

To learn more about Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture, connect with Joy Galloway-JonesJoy.Galloway-Jones@Dal.ca