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- 1. Office of Experiential Learning By: Michael Messano Marlene Mendoza Isamara Reyes
- Experiential Learning has been supported by UCF since the opening of the university in 1968.
- Allows students to gain practical experience and apply what they learn to real-world problems.
- 20,000 students at UCF participate in experiential learning in co-op, internships, and service-learning courses.
- To enhance academic study and student competency development, promote regional economic vitality, and build ongoing partnerships with employers and community partners locally, nationally, and internationally through curriculum-specific applied learning experiences for UCF students.
4. Opportunities for students
- Co-op and Internships
- Allows one to experience real world job situations.
- Service Learning
- Service-learning enables students to take academics out of the classroom and into the community.
- Professional Skills Modules
- Created tutorials that will help you to become proficient in these skills.
5. Prospective Co-op/Internship Students
- Discuss your academic and professional goals with a faculty member in the program
- Learn resume techniques that will help you land a great opportunity
- In conjunction with your assigned faculty member, choose co-op and internship opportunities which will support your academic andprofessional goals
- Have your resume referred to organizations of interest
- Interview with organizations interested in your qualifications
6. Benefits of Internships
- Most positions are locatedoff-campus, and all co-op students are paida competitive wage.
- Some students may be eligible for course credit and should check with their academic advisor to see if this is a possibility.
- Students work with community partners such as:
- non-profit organizations
- public schools
- government agencies
- campus groups
- Students develop skills and knowledge that will help them to become civically responsible members of the community.
- Examples of these skills are:
- Meaningful Service
8. Professional Skills Modules
- Professional skills, also known as "soft" skills, are crucial to ones successin almost any professional environment, but are not often explicitly taught.
- TheOffice of Experiential Learning created tutorials that will help you to become proficient in these skills.
- Examples are:
- Working on Effective Teams
- Making Ethical Decisions
9. How can you get into the Co-op program?
- 1) To be eligible to register you need to meet all requirements.
- 2) Once you qualify for the program, you apply by going to the website:www.expleraning.ucf.edu
- 3) You will be notified of your status in the program within 48 hours of applying.
- 4) Next an interview will be set up.
- 5) Finally check which faculty member you should see based on your major.
- Co-op has grown from 400 to over 900 students per semester making the program one of the largest in the country.
- Participating students work multiple semesters, come from all Colleges in 63 degree programs, work in an average of 635 employer learning sites, and earn $11.2 million in salaries.
- The program actively works with over 1300 employers.
- There are now 81 Service-Learning courses. Last year, 62 of these classes were taught in which 3600 students provided 54,000 hours of service to 667 non-profit agencies each semester.
- The program was awarded a Most upcoming program award by Florida Campus Compact in 2004
11. Location and Contact Information
- Director:Dr. Sheri Dressler
- Main Office:
- Phone: (407) 823-2667
- Business Students:
- BA I, Room 130
- Phone: (407) 823-5581
- Engineering and Computer Science Students:
- ENG II, Room202c
- Hospitality Students:
- Rosen Campus, Suite 201
- Phone: (407) 903-8017 / (407) 903-8018
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