What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential Learning Programs allow students a chance to apply knowledge and information acquired from their academic program and is valuable for student development and career marketability. This is a way for students to “try out” a career before making a full-time commitment.


Types of Experiential Learning include:

Job Shadowing
Volunteering/Service Learning
Community Work Study
Internships
Cooperative Education (CoOp)

Additional benefits are the ability to learn interpersonal skills such as:

Team work
Customer service/relations
Employee dynamics
Corporate hierarchy

Students who participate in experiential learning:

Can earn while they learn
Are less apt to drop out of school
Are more likely to be hired upon graduation
Generally have a higher starting salary
Generally advance more quickly in their careers


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