Experiential Education

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Experiential Education is an innovative approach to education that emphasizes hands-on training and includes:

  • internships
  • practicum
  • co-ops
  • research
  • volunteering
  • studying abroad

Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education coordinates and supports two primary Experiential Education programs: Internship and Practicum.

Be sure you know what type of Experiential Education opportunity will best suit you and your schedule. Keep in mind that opportunities should expose you to a field of interest. If you are unsure of which opportunity is right for you, use Handshake to schedule an appointment with a career consultant to discuss your search.

Additional CWRU-Sponsored Experiential Education

Research, study abroad and co-op opportunities are offered by departments across campus, including:

  • CCEL Fellows Program and CCEL Engagement Scholars - Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
  • SOURCE - The SOURCE office assists and prepares students to engage in research and creative endeavors, and to guide and, where appropriate, to supplement institutional, departmental, and divisional work with this effort.
  • Study Abroad - This program provides opportunities for students to experience life and work overseas.
  • Cooperative Education - Co-op Program for Engineering students.

Additional programs to consider: