The Practicum Program is a zero-credit experiential learning opportunity at CWRU coordinated by Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education which provides students with opportunities to develop and enhance skills, insights, and knowledge. The desired learning outcome of the Practicum is intellectual, professional, and personal growth in an area related to a student's academic and career goals. Practicum students enroll in course sections for the semester in which they are on assignment (either full-time—40 hours/week or part-time—20 hours/week). Part-time participants are still expected to enroll in credit-bearing coursework.
Both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, Engineering*, Weatherhead School of Management, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures may enroll. Although no credit is awarded, students earn transcript notation for successful completion of a practicum experience. Successful completion will be determined by the Practicum Coordinator once the required deliverables are provided by the student, in conjunction with faculty advisor and employer input. International students can become eligible for the program through CPT.
*Note: Engineering students typically use the co-op program, except with part-time opportunities.
Enrolling in Practicum
Before you accept an offer, be sure to meet with the Practicum Coordinator to ensure the opportunity qualifies for Practicum.
Students must attend a mandatory Practicum workshop or complete the online workshop prior to enrolling. Additionally, students should always consider consulting with their Academic Advisor, the Office of University Financial Aid and International Student Services (if applicable) in advance of enrollment.
- If you are interested in the program, please view the Practicum Checklist.