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Experiential

While a student’s coursework is a significant piece of career preparation, experiential education is also an essential element. This hands-on education provides students a place to engage in the world of work, take leaps into challenging experiences, and strengthen leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 

  • An Internship is one of the best ways to prepare for a career, and most students consider it an essential part of their education.
  • Study Abroad and Domestic Exchange are opportunities to broaden your mind and enrich your education.
  • Consider taking a class at one of our local colleges through the Five College Interchange.
  • Through Service Learning, you can engage in the community, make social change, and earn academic credit. 

Experiential education gives you a multitude of ways to get involved on campus and in our local, national, and global communities!