Your mid-education years are a great time to think about the experiences you need to apply what you are learning in the classroom and prepare yourself for a successful job search. There’s no better time to start than right now!
What is ‘experiential learning’?
Basically, it’s everything you learn by doing things outside of the classroom. It includes internships, participation in special programs, service learning, community volunteer work, study abroad – anything you can think of that gives you practical experience.
Why is it important?
Having different learning experiences rounds out your education and lets you apply what you’re learning in the classroom in the real world. It also gives you real world experience that is important as a resume builder.
How do I get it?
You are getting these experiences every time you lead an intramural sports team, facilitate your study group or develop a program for your student organization. More formal opportunities are available from Career Services, your academic department, Study Abroad and Service Learning.