Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Highlight

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Cultivating Coffee in Costa Rica

Cultivating coffee in Costa Rica is the experience. Sustainable agriculture is the lesson. WU Brew is the result.

Experiential Learning Highlight

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Solar Energy for Ella Drua, Panama

Students in the Widener chapter of Engineers Without Borders have completed a project to bring electricity to Ella Drua, a village in Panama.

Did you know that 79% of employers we surveyed expected students to complete an internship or field project to connect what they learn in class to the real-world?

It’s a statistic confirming what recruiters for national and global companies keep telling us: experience counts when it comes to your career. 

Co-op: Work for a Year; Graduate In Four

If your major is business, engineering, or computer science, you can apply for a co-op opportunity where you can get paid to work for up to one year, while still graduating in four. For example, as a major in the School of Hospitality Management, you can complete a one year paid co-op and still graduate on time.

Take note: 75% of students who participated in a Widener co-op graduate in four years compared to the national rate of 45%.

Experience Your Major

  • 35% of our students in various majors have studied abroad in China, Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Peru, Germany, Bolivia, Japan, and England.
  • Over 1,000 organizations in a single year provided experiential learning opportunities for Widener students in co-ops, internships, clinics, or public service.
  • 43% of hospitality management grads and 41% of engineering grads reported using a campus-related source or referral to find their jobs.

Experience That Counts

Because experiential learning is one of the core values of a Widener education, our students have access to coaching, mentoring, co-curricular programming, internships, and leadership opportunities, through civic engagement projectscampus service activities, and athletics that provide practical hands-on insights and skills. The majority of our undergraduate students find a course or fieldwork experience related to their major.

Challenging, relevant coursework combined with hands-on, real-world experience provides you with an impressive resume that you can count on.