Experiential Learning

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About Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a crucial component of a college education. Experiential learning encompasses a wide variety of enriching opportunities for students, including service-learning, volunteering, student organization leadership and campus involvement, faculty-led research and projects, experiential study-abroad, student employment/work-study, cooperative education, and internships. Experiential learning programs also frequently emphasize problem solving, opportunities for formal student reflection, and ongoing assessment. College of Liberal Arts students engage in a multitude of experiential learning activities that enhance their personal lives and provide related experiences that connect with their personal aspirations and career goals.


An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. The College of Liberal Arts has developed strong relationships with a large and diverse number of local, regional, and national partners, in an effort to provide students with internship opportunities connected to their career goals and personal aspirations. 

Professional Mentoring Program

The College of Liberal Arts offers a Professional Mentoring Program that links junior and senior liberal arts students with mentors who will assist them in making the transition from their college experience into the professional world.

Success Stories

Erix Infante, a graduate history student, plans to pursue a career creating exhibitions for museums after he graduates from Wright State.
Lukas Wenrick, who graduated from Wright State in April with a degree in social science education, will attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Top 100 Employers of the College of Liberal Arts Students

  1. Wright State University
  2. Self-employed
  3. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  4. Sinclair Community College
  5. U.S. Air Force
  6. LexisNexis
  7. Reynolds and Reynolds Company
  8. NCR Corporation
  9. Montgomery County Children Services
  10. University of Dayton
  11. United States Air Force
  12. City of Dayton
  13. Dayton City Schools
  14. Montgomery County, Ohio
  15. Kettering Health Network
  16. Good Samaritan Hospital
  17. Huber Heights City Schools
  18. Montgomery County Job and Family Services
  19. Miami Valley Hospital
  20. U.S. Army
  21. Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., The
  22. Beavercreek City Schools
  23. Centerville City Schools
  24. Dayton Power and Light Company, The
  25. Montgomery County
  26. University of Cincinnati
  27. Kettering City Schools
  28. Montgomery County Juvenile Court
  29. State of Ohio
  30. United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
  31. Delphi Chassis Systems Division
  32. Greene County
  33. Fairborn City Schools
  34. PNC Mortgage Company
  35. Miami University
  36. Clark State Community College
  37. Ohio State University
  38. Springfield City Schools
  39. Chase Dayton, NA
  40. Dayton Daily News
  41. FedEx Corporation
  42. Greene County Juvenile Court
  43. KeyBank
  44. MeadWestvaco Corporation
  45. Catholic Social Services
  46. Dayton Children's Hospital
  47. Dayton Metro Library
  48. Meijer, Inc.
  49. Ohio State University, The
  50. Standard Register Company
  1. Teradata Corporation
  2. U.S. Government
  3. West Carrollton School District
  4. Area Agency on Aging
  5. Central State University
  6. Clark County
  7. General Motors Corporation
  8. Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.
  9. Northmont City School District
  10. AT&T
  11. City of Kettering
  12. Dayton Public Schools
  13. Fifth Third Bank
  14. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  15. Montgomery County Board of DDS
  16. State Farm Insurance Company
  17. U.S. Postal Service
  18. US Air Force
  19. Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  20. Vivial
  21. WHIO-TV
  22. Xenia City Schools
  23. Greene County Children Services
  24. Internal Revenue Service
  25. Miamisburg City Schools
  26. Auditor of State, State of Ohio
  27. Bowling Green State University
  28. Computer Sciences Corporation
  29. Electronic Data Systems
  30. Goodwill Industries of Dayton, Inc.
  31. Mad River Local Schools
  32. Miami County
  33. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
  34. SBC
  35. Time Warner Cable
  36. United States Army
  37. US Postal Service
  38. Wright-Patt Credit Union
  39. CareSource
  40. City of Beavercreek
  41. City of Springfield, The
  42. Cox Media Group Ohio
  43. Eastway Corporation and Affiliates
  44. Emery Worldwide A CF Co.
  45. JP Morgan Chase & Company
  46. Kmart Corporation
  47. Kroger Company
  48. National City Bank
  49. Nationwide Insurance Companies
  50. Oakwood City School District


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