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Idaho State University

Who We Are

The Career Advising and Experiential Learning office has three coordinators who you could consider your "experiential advisors". We work to find information on opportunities for you to gain experience outside of the classroom. This could be through paid or unpaid internships, job shadowing, study abroad or other exchanges, or through volunteer and service work. Come meet with us and we can provide you with information on what experiences may work for you and how to get started on the path to your ROAR! 

 

What We Do

The Career Advising and Experiential Learning office prepares and connects students with experiential opportunties by:

  • Collaborating and coordinating with faculty, staff, and the community to provide
    and promote professional development activities for students
  • Creating new and expanding existing strategic partnerships with local, regional,
    and global stakeholders
  • Advising students on study abroad, internship, volunteer, and seasonal work
    opportunities
  • Fostering multiple avenues for academic, personal, and professional engagement

Why Experiential Learning?

Participating in an experiential opportunity can provide you with career exploration, professional skill building, impressive credentials, and networking opportunities.

In fact, research shows that when hiring managers are looking at resumes of recent college graduates, they view experiences over academic credentials as the most important attributes of a potential employee (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012). 

 

How To Get Involved

Many opportunities exist for you to gain hands-on, out of the classroom experience at Idaho State University. All you have to do is:

  1. Check out our Featured Experiences page.
  2. Stay up-to-date with the different opportunities that are available by signing up for our monthly events newsletter.
  3. Come by the Career Advising and Experiential Learning office in Rendezvous 333 and speak with one of our coordinators about what opportunities may exist for you.