What is Experiential Learning?

 

Experiential Learning

What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning is a method of educating through first-hand experience. Skills, knowledge and experience are acquired outside of the traditional academic classroom setting, and may include internships, non-credit internships, studies abroad, field trips, field research, job shadowing, informational interviews and service learning projects.

What is Job Shadowing?

Job shadowing is an opportunity for a student to observe or "shadow" a professional in his/her own work environment. It is a re-arranged time and may be as brief as a couple of hours, a morning/afternoon, or even a full-day.

What is an Informational Interview?

An informational interview is an opportunity for a student to question a professional regarding his/her career and work experience. Informational interviews can be conducted in person, by phone or by email.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a short-term, hands-on experience aligning with a students professional goals within a real workplace setting. Internships may be paid or unpaid, for-credit or non-credit. To see if there are for-credit opportunities for your major, refer to Internships by Major. To inquire about the Career Services non-credit internship program, schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.