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Experiential Learning Opportunities

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Opportunities to learn outside the classroom are a critical component of a college education. Experiential learning programs provide a powerful mechanism for students to apply knowledge and information acquired from their academic program and for employers to evaluate future talent.

Types of Experiential Learning Opportunities

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An internship is most often a one-semester experience that may or may not be for course credit.

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Cooperative Education

Cooperative education programs are multi-semester experiences that are always for course credit and always paid.

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Non-profit organizations have the ability to seek students as volunteers in addition to seeking interns or co-op candidates. Volunteer opportunities are posted in Handshake.

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Micro-internships and Project-based Experiences

Micro-internships are short-term, paid work experiences that provide your company with immediate support on professional projects.

For questions, please contact our office at or 850.474.2254.