Experiential Learning is the process of learning by doing. By engaging in hands-on experiences and reflection, students are better able to connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
Career networking involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in. Networking can be a good way to hear about job opportunities or get into at a company that interests you.
An informational interview is an informal conversation you can have with someone working in an area of interest to you. It is an effective research tool and is best done after preliminary online research. It is not a job interview, and the objective is not to find job openings.
Job shadowing is a type of on-the-job training that allows an interested employee to follow and closely observe another employee performing the role. This type of learning is usually used to onboard new employees into an organization or into a new role. Job shadowing may also be used as a learning opportunity for interns or students to gain an understanding of the role requirements and the job tasks.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
The 2022 Career Guidebook is a great tool to explore career options and select the right program for you.