The 鶹ý Experience

Immersed in the 鶹ý Experience, you’ll be fully supported as you explore, grow, find and embark on a career path. This is your time to shine.

The Program

Undergraduate students of all majors will be immersed in the 鶹ý Experience. The program’s four components are rooted in proven educational concepts:  

  • Experience Personal Growth: There’s an entire team dedicated to your wellbeing and growth.
  • Experience Connectedness: All learning is – by design – connected to real-world, hands-on experiences.
  • Experience Accomplishment: You will make your mark with a culminating project that is uniquely you.
  • Experience Readiness: When you are ready to land your dream job or apply to your top grad school, everything you have accomplished here will serve you well.

Learning Opportunities That Yield Results

The benefits of the 鶹ý Experience directly correlate to what today’s employers are looking for:

  • 94% of employers are more likely to hire a graduate who has completed an internship. 
  • 68% of employers are more likely to hire a student who has completed a community-based project.
  • 73% of employers believe college students should complete a significant applied project. 
  • 80% of employers say it would be useful to explore a digital portfolio that demonstrates a candidate's skills and experience.
  • Employees are 2x more involved in their work if they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their dreams. 

A Closer Look at the 鶹ý Experience

Alone, each of these four components presents an incredible learning opportunity. But, together, they represent 鶹ý’s signature academic model. What will your 鶹ý Experience look like? 
 

You will make your mark with a culminating project that is uniquely you. This can be a research study or a creative project. Student research is published on 鶹ý Scholar, a database shared with millions of researchers around the world. Our regularly win titles and academic awards. The sense of accomplishment you feel will be immensely satisfying and prepare you for mastering future challenges. Learn more about experiencing accomplishment at 鶹ý.

Learning at 鶹ý is – by design – connected to real-world, hands-on experiences. Service learning, field research, clinicals, internships or global learning programs allow you to directly engage with diverse groups of people and apply your knowledge and skills. Often, these connected experiences give students a sense of belonging and spark future careers. Learn more about experiencing connectedness at 鶹ý.

At 鶹ý, there’s an entire crew dedicated to your wellbeing and growth. You’ll be paired with your personal integrative coach; and faculty, staff and peer mentors are there to help, encourage and challenge you in all the right ways. You’ll love all the resources from free counseling services to job interview prep and adulting classes. Learn more about experiencing personal growth at 鶹ý.

 

When you are ready to land your dream job or apply to your top grad school, everything you have accomplished here will serve you well. Showcase your readiness with a stand-out resume, digital portfolio, LinkedIn profile and well-practiced personal interviews. Your close, life-long network of alumni, faculty, staff and friends will be there for you at every step. Learn more about experiencing connectedness at 鶹ý.

 

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