Internships and Experiential Learning
How important is experience when applying for a job?
On a scale from 1-10, it's at least a 10 and it's probably even more important than that.
Experiential learning – learning by doing – is a critical part of your academic and professional growth. It is through experiential learning activities like internships, clinical rotations, field placements, practicums, service-learning, and capstone research projects that you gain hands-on experience and meet professionals in your industry of interest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class to real work situations. This experiential approach also helps you learn about civic engagement and life issues for the world beyond graduation.
The Office of Career Services, working closely with Stevenson faculty, helps to support the career development and life experiences you'll need to prepare as an emerging young professional. Internships to be completed for credit are coordinated through your academic department, while non-credit internships can be arranged through the Office of Career Services.
You can search and apply for credit and non-credit experiential learning opportunities, as well as part-time and full-time jobs, anytime on our online recruiting tool, Stevenson Career Connections. We encourage participation in several experiential learning activities during your undergraduate career in order to build your resume and increase your competitiveness in the market.
Stevenson's academic bloggers post stories throughout the year to showcase the work of our students and faculty. Below is a collection of posts from across our academic programs highlighting internships and experiential learning opportunities.
Businesses and organizations where Stevenson students recently completed internships:
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