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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