Experiential Learning

CCPS Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning and Campus Placement

The Center for Career and Professional Success (CCPS) serves as theĀ on-campusĀ job placement center for Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligible students. Through CCPS, students search, apply for, and are placed in on-campus jobs befitting their academic and career goals. These on-campus jobs provide experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for off-campus internships and full-time employment after graduation. Additionally, CCPS provides job-readiness training, financial literacy, and life skills workshops.

Service Learning

This term is used to denote optional or required out-of-classroom community service experiences/projects attached to courses or a separate credit bearing experience. The location may be the broader community outside the university or one embedded in co-curricular activities. In these experiences, students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity to better understand course content and gain a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Study Abroad

Students usually engage in courses at higher education institutions in another country. The experiential learning component is the cultural immersion which provides novel challenges for navigating living in a new place. The coursework connected to a study abroad can also include internships and service-learning experiences.

Student Research

Students function as research assistants and collaborators on faculty projects. Students also learn about the research process and conduct independent research with the support of faculty or staff members.