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, Habitat for Humanity  

Experiential Learning Submission Process

Experiential Learning Credit Submission

  • 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 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 to the Student Activity Fee committee.


    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.

    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: Students will only need to complete the form on AlamoExperience and answer the 3 reflection questions on the form to be awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
    1. Access AlamoEXPERIENCE via ACES
    2. Click on the Profile logo (top right)
    3. Click ‘Experiences’
    4. Click ‘Add Experience’
    5. Click ‘SAC: Document an Experiential Learning Opportunity
    6. Fill out the form and submit
    7. Career Navigator will then review approve/deny


    Visual Steps For Experiential Learning Credit


    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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HACU/USAA Financial Proficiency & Entrepreneurship

SAC students can earn a $50 HEB gift card by completing at least 5 financial proficiency modules and watching a video.

  1. Complete Student Consent Form
  2. Take HACU Pre-Survey
  3. Register for a Student Account
    1. (Note: use your school email address and select Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities asyour school)
    2. Hit register and make sure you see the HACU logo in the top left corner.
    3. Go to the left-hand side and click my assignments. Select Annay Ruiz as your instructor to view all the asssigments.
  4. Complete 5 modules of your choosing (Instructions)
  5. Watch Video & Complete Sign-In Form
  6. Visit Moody Learning Center 107 for card pickup (Schedule an appointment by emailing sac-sec@alamo.edu)


Grow with Google 

SAC students can earn a $25 HEB gift card by completing 5 Grow with Google modules.

  1. Login to Skillshop
  2. Complete 5 Modules
    1. Build your digital skills
    2. Explore career paths
    3. Land a great job
    4. Succeed at your new job
    5. Start your own business
  3. Visit Moody Learning Center 107 for card pickup (Schedule an appointment by emailing sac-sec@alamo.edu)


Paid Opportunities

  • Alamo On The Job

    As an Alamo on the Job paid intern, you can expect to gain hands-on career experience with job shadowing, assisting and contributing to a team project, career training to increase your skill set, an assigned mentor, and networking opportunities. At the end of the Alamo on the Job Internship, students are ready to conquer the workforce.

    Alamo On The Job Application Link

  • 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