Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is a process whereby students acquire knowledge, skills, and values through structured connections with the “real world” achieved through internships, cooperative education (co-op), or externships. Internships can be either academic credit-bearing or non-credit bearing.

The University of Kentucky encourages students to pursue internships during their studies. These kinds of internships can provide students:

  • Valuable professional experience in their areas of academic study
  • Opportunities to work with professionals
  • Marketable skills such as professionalism, leadership, and problem-solving
  • Confidence
  • Valuable career contacts
  • Insight into their own strengths, weaknesses, and values.

Experiential Learning: Learning Contract

For more information on Experiential Learning, please contact Sarah Montgomery or visit the following websites:

UK Experiential Learning: https://www.uky.edu/careercenter/experiential-ed

UK Credit-Bearing Internships: https://www.uky.edu/careercenter/credit-internship