Experiential Learning

 

The concept of experiential learning is rooted in learning through doing. It is through this practice that students get a better grasp of transitioning skills learned from the classroom to the career field. 

Experiential Learning Types 

  • Co-Curricular Learning 
    Activities related to course curriculum; ex. Public Speakers, Panels
  • Extra-Curricular 
    Activities that foster student involvement and strengthen the culture of the institution; ex. Clubs, Student Organization, Interest Group, Sports
  • Field Experience 
    Activities related to career application; ex. Internships, Practicums​, Job Shadowing
  • Service Learning/Community Service 
    Guided service activities related to instruction; ex. Food Pantry, Habit for Humanity  

 

Looking For Experiential Learning Opportunities?

Past Event Videos (Click To Access)

SAC Events Calendar

Student Enrichment Center Facebook Page

 

Experiential Learning Credit

  • If faculty or staff are organizing an experiential learning event; they should submit the employee-initiated form.  This will allow students who attend or participate in the event an opportunity to earn credit on their non - academic/co-curricular transcript.

    • Employee – Initiated: FORM
      • Employees will just need to submit the experiential learning form (link provided) and submit a roster. Our staff will ensure students are awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
    • Experiential Learning Funding Request: Form
      • Faculty & Academic Departments can request funding to sponsor experiential learning projects or events by submitting the experiential learning funding request form.

     

    The AlamoEXPERIENCE model partners with employers to ensure every student connects to an experiential learning experience, to provide students with the opportunity to explore career choices and develop relevant connections in their chosen industry.

    A students’ AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript is a verified record, documenting student’s engagement, to include experiential learning experiences.

    What is an AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript?

    An AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript highlights career readiness and soft skills – such as teamwork and problem-solving.

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  • If students are completing projects/events on their own; they should be submitting the student-initiated form to be awarded experiential learning credit on their non - academic/co-curricular transcript.  

    • Student-Initiated: FORM
      • Students will only need to complete the form and answer the 3 reflection questions on the form to be awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.

     

    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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Non - Academic Internships

  • External Micro-Internships 

    Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, off-campus professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.

    Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. 

    SAC Micro-Internship Homepage 

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