Experiential Learning

Style Length Paid? Description
Internship  6-12 weeks Yes/No
  • Work experience related to major or desired career
  • Usually work under someone’s supervision

Cooperative Education (Co-op)

3 months to a year With academic credit Full-time experience that can be an alternate for full time classroom study.
Externship One day to several weeks Usually unpaid with no academic credit Job shadowing
Practicum One time No Service experience for a part of a class, such as for education or nursing majors.

Experiential Learning

  • Style: Internship
    Length:  6-12 weeks
    Paid?: Yes/No
    Description:

    • Work experience related to major or desired career
    • Usually work under someone’s supervision

  • Style:

    Cooperative Education (Co-op)


    Length: 3 months to a year
    Paid?: With academic credit
    Description: Full-time experience that can be an alternate for full time classroom study.

  • Style: Externship
    Length: One day to several weeks
    Paid?: Usually unpaid with no academic credit
    Description: Job shadowing

  • Style: Practicum
    Length: One time
    Paid?: No
    Description: Service experience for a part of a class, such as for education or nursing majors.

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