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.

Experiential Learning Types

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

Learn Interpersonal Skills

  • Team work
  • Customer service/relations
  • Employee dynamics
  • Corporate hierarchy

Benefits for Students

  • 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