Experiential Education

Experiential Education provides you an opportunity to capitalize on the best and brightest student talent in a cost-efficient manner, while accomplishing organizational goals. These experiences are designed to benefit you and the student.


Areas of Experiential Education

Cooperative education

Cooperative education, or "Co-ops" provide students with structured, work-related programs on a long-term basis to gain experience, supplementing classroom studies.Co-ops are paid and require 20-40 hours per week for one or more semesters.

Internships for Students

An Internship provides students with structured, short-term programs to gain experience in their chosen fields of study. The time commitment is generally 20-30 hours per week for one semester and can be paid or unpaid. School sponsored internships may have eligibility requirements above and beyond those of UAB Career & Professional Development Services.

Job Shadowing for Students

Job shadowing provides students an opportunity to "shadow" or connect with a business professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which the student is interested. Students observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the position and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents and level of education required for the job. While the purpose of job shadowing is to gather career related information and expand networking contacts, it also allows students to build interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field and see workforce technologies in action.

Students may shadow as many professionals as they would like and at any time throughout their academic career. Multiple job shadowing experiences are encouraged to allow students to explore a variety of career paths.

UAB News

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