Office of Experiential Learning
The Office of Experiential Learning coordinates activities for Southeastern's Real-World Ready initiative.
Experiential learning provides opportunities for students to practice in a setting that is authentic to advancing their intended careers. These learning opportunities are current, pertinent, performance-based, practical applications of knowledge and skills experienced within the curriculum.
Experiential learning falls into categories that will vary by discipline and academic major including, but not limited to, internships, service-learning, undergraduate research, civic engagements, study abroad/away, field experiences, creative activities, practice, hands-on learning, mentoring, leadership training, student teaching, and apprenticeships.
The mission of the Office of Experiential Learning is:
- To bring EL into better partnership with the bedrock of academic rigor (reading, thinking, writing, and reflection) in an effort to serve students more effectively
- To support and engage students, faculty, and community partners in meeting the challenges of preparing students for twenty-first century workforce demands
Real-World Ready Motivational Speaker, Ashley Canglosi Llewellyn, M.S.,
"Utilizing your Toolkit: Maximizing your Skills for Future Success"
Real-World Ready Student Panel Presentation Mentored by Tonyalea Elam,
Social Work 307: "SEED/Students Experiencing Extraordinary Discoveries"
Anita Samen, Managing Editor of the University of Chicago Press, visited Southeastern to consult with faculty collaborating on the interdisciplinary Publishing Studies minor. While on campus, Ms. Samen sat down with the Office of Experiential Learning to share her ideas about the importance of attitude, punctuality, and professionalism in achieving career success.