Internships, co-ops, research based experience, practica - student work experiences go by different names, but the one thing they all have in common is they give students valuable career-related experience that makes a difference in post-graduate employment. Click on the links on the left or below for resources to help you with your experiential education.
What does experiential education look like?
"I have built confidence - I have learned to be more organized and self-sufficient. I feel honored to have this experience. Honestly. Experience hands on is irreplaceable, (and) I feel like I'm part of the team."
- Jennifer Wickline, Liberal Arts major, Stepping Stones Intern
"My internship experience is the single most helpful thing I've done to figure out what I want to do after college, and what skills I need to make it happen. Over the summer I interned at a non-profit fundraising organization that helps fund the arts here in Cincinnati. Not only did I discover a job I didn't know existed that brought together many of my life's passions, but it helped me to clearly see how I could fine-tune my education here at Xavier. And I never could have done it without the XU Career Development Office."
- Sarah Wieten, Philosophy, Politics, & the Public major