Experiential Learning at CWRU

Experiential Learning (EL) is an innovative approach to education that emphasizes hands-on training and includes:

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

The Career Center coordinates and supports two primary Experiential Learning programs: Internship and Practicum.

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

Career Connections
The Career Connections program is designed to match first and second-year students with alumni for the purpose of exploring career options. The "connection" may be in the form of a shadowing experience or an individual meeting for an inside look at careers or industries through informational interviewing, networking and observation. The Career Connections experience takes place during the week of spring break which is March 13-17, 2017. Requirements: submit registration form, write a brief statement about your goals for the future, prepare a current resume and attend a workshop.
Alumni and students are identified and matched based on background, interests, location and availability. We know that exploring career options raises a lot of questions. The goal of Career Connections is to give you a learning opportunity outside the classroom. The benefits are:
  • Assistance from the Career Center and the Alumni Association to match you up with your requested contact
  • Exposure to career opportunities relating to academic majors at a location of your choosing
  • Alumni interaction and guidance in careers, course of study and campus/professional organizations
Contact us for more information about this great program!
Additional CWRU-Sponsored Experiential Learning
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