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Experiential Learning Requirement- The BW Experience
The requirement, which went into effect with the 2012 incoming class, is another component of BW's commitment to preparing students for post-graduation success.
While coursework is the benchmark of a college education, practical learning experiences are key to helping graduates differentiate themselves among prospective employers and graduate schools.
There are a number of ways for a student to complete the Experiential Learning requirement. This list includes just a few of the possible ways:
While traveling throughout the world, students earn BW credit for courses, independent study projects, and/or field experiences.
Baldwin Wallace University offers an active, well-established internship program. Students successfully complete approximately 400 internships for credit each academic year in large and small businesses, non-profit and government agencies. Some majors require participation in the internship program, but most students choose to participate voluntarily.
Our faculty understand the importance of real world experience and mentor students by including them in research projects and business activities. Your professor might take you along to present collaborative research at a professional conference, or perhaps you'll be part of a team advising local businesses as part of the Business Plan Clinic. You'll build skills and your resume at the same time.
The Faculty-Student Collaborative Scholarship Program encourages students to work with faculty outside classroom settings as they tackle the unscripted problems typical of research, scholarship and other creative endeavors.
Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. The Office of Community Outreach coordinates multiple service-learning opportunities that engage students in their own education and foster lifelong connections between students, their communities, and the world outside the classroom.