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High-Impact Practices and Experiential Learning

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UWF is committed to providing students with the opportunity to experience learning inside and outside of the classroom. See below for the opportunities and programs!

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Why should I participate?

Students who participate in high-impact practices (HIPs) and experiential learning are better equipped to face the challenges and demands of a 21st Century global society. Research suggests that students who engage in two or more HIPs are found to have higher GPAs and higher overall student engagement.


  • Boost employability by building workforce-ready skills.
  • Higher GPA and graduation rates.
  • Learn and retain information.
  • Engage with faculty at higher-than-average student/faculty interaction rates.
  • Connect inside and outside the classroom.
  • Receive personal and professional growth opportunities.
  • Become eligible for one of several high-impact and experiential learning awards.

Virtual Experiential Learning Resources

Virtual experiential learning experiences are a great way to bolster your resume for post-graduate jobs. Take a look at the resources outlined here!

Virtual Experiential Learning Resources
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Start Your Career with a Handshake

Handshake is the university-wide job posting system for students and alumni to schedule appointments with career coaches, stay up to date with career events, search for jobs, internships, Co-ops, and more.

  • Current students will access Handshake via MyUWF and will have an account already created for them.
  • Alumni may need to create a Handshake account and connect with UWF. 
  • Visit the Students/Alumni FAQs page on the Handshake at UWF website for more information.


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