AlamoEXPERIENCE

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Gain Experience, Make Connections


Through AlamoEXPERIENCE, students participate in experiential learning opportunities to supplement their classroom learning, develop their skills and build connections for their future careers.

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Explore Opportunities

The AlamoEXPERIENCE portal allows students to capture their work, connect with people within the Alamo Colleges District, and build their resumes with the AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript.

Log in with your ACES username and password.

Find Experiences

What is an AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript?

Your academic transcript showcases your courses and grades, and your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript highlights your career readiness and soft skills – such as teamwork and problem-solving.

Share your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript with your academic advisor, employers, and on internship and scholarship applications to highlight your experience.

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What is Experiential Learning?

Employers hire individuals who can demonstrate soft skills and career-related skills. Experiential learning provides a real-world understanding that enhances academic success through active learning experiences and personal reflection. Self-reflection empowers you to take charge of your own learning and make connections to launch your career journey. 

Explore the four categories of experiential learning at the Alamo Colleges:

Co-curricular Learning

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Explore activities related to coursework including classroom-based learning projects, public speakers, panel discussions, research projects, and more. Co-curricular opportunities allow you to apply knowledge and reflect on what you have learned.

Speak with your faculty about the co-curricular learning opportunities offered in your courses.

Extracurricular Activities

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These activities foster student involvement and strengthen the culture of the institution. Opportunities include:

Student Leadership InstituteStudy Abroad

Explore by college:

Northeast Lakeview CollegeNorthwest Vista CollegePalo Alto CollegeSt. Philip’s CollegeSan Antonio College

Field Experience

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This includes workplace learning that directly relates to career application.

Workplace Learning – Community Work-StudyInternshipsStudent Job Board

40% of US Associate Degree Graduates with relevant internships had a Good Job Waiting at Graduation, versus 6 % who did not have an internship.
Surveyed students graduating in 2019 who participated in a paid internship, were expected to make $10,000 more than unpaid and/or non-intern.
Service Learning/Community Service

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This combines learning objectives with meeting the needs of our community.

Connect with service learning opportunities with organizations such as the San Antonio Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity by connecting with your college’s advocacy center.

Advocacy Centers

Explore by college:

Northeast Lakeview CollegeNorthwest Vista CollegePalo Alto CollegeSt. Philip’s CollegeSan Antonio College

Why is experiential learning important?

A college degree or certificate often plays an essential role in achieving career goals, but the skills you obtain through experiential learning can make your application stand out to potential employers.

8 in 10 Surveyed Business Leaders say soft skills are the most important in an employee

 

Contact Us

Cassandra Segura
Director of Career Resources & Services

Email: csegura31@alamo.edu