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Experiential learning encompasses a wide variety of enriching opportunities for students, including service-learning, volunteering, student organization leadership and campus involvement, faculty-led research and projects, experiential study abroad, student employment/work-study, cooperative education, and internships*.
Source: “A Definition and Criteria to Assess Opportunities And Determine the Implications for Compensation,” National Association of Colleges and Employers
Please note: College students across the US continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This " employment" results in a financial loss for participating students.
While the Career Center vets each and every employer and job posting in Handshake, some of these scammers have been very sophisticated in finding a way into the system with fake emails.
For this reason, we are asking that you contact us immediately if you are suspicious about any employers that may reach out to you, or jobs you have applied to on any site, not just Handshake.
This article provides more details about one common scam, and ways you can protect yourself.
Handshake is Stony Brook’s job database for students and alumni. It is innovative, intuitive, and mobile!
- Search for all types of jobs, including part-time and full-time employment, gap year, student employment positions, internships on/off campus and volunteer opportunities
- Become eligible for campus interviews and resume referral
- Track your job search, including job listings for which you have applied
- Send your resume to employers
- Receive e-mails about upcoming career events
A demo video is available within Handshake - you can login to view it and learn more.
If you need help, of course, you're always welcome at the Career Center! You can also call us at (631) 632-6810, or email us at email@example.com.
Connect with employers from various industries to uncover the information you want and make a good impression on those with the power to give you a job!
Take advantage of the many networking opportunities the Career Center offers each year!
Exploration Through Experience
Experience can help you to learn more about who you are, what you like and what you do not like. Whether or not you have a specific career path in mind, experience will help you to try new things, build skills and learn about yourself. From entry-level employee to experienced professional, there is always an opportunity to learn and grow.
Build Transferable Skills
Transferable skills are skills and abilities that can be applied in various settings and throughout different experiences. These skills will continue to develop as you progress in your career. They are useful across industries and professions, meaning they will never go to waste!
Have What Employers Look For
Increase the competitiveness of your application by building experience! Understanding industry expectations and needs can help you identify experiential opportunities to pursue. Find out what employers are looking for through on-campus employer events and through career communities!
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If you need any more advice, visit the Career Center to speak with a counselor or to attend a Preparing for the Job Fair workshop. Good luck!
Company: Gilbane Building Company
Job title: Civil Engineering Intern
Major: Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Company: Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Job title: Mechanical Engineering Intern
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Company: Department of Defense Intel Agency
Job title: Research Scientist Intern
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Minor: Information Systems
Appalachian Mountain Club
Job title: Astronomy Intern
Major: Physics and Astronomy
Company: Hachette Book Group
Job title: Software Engineer Intern
Major: Computer Science
Company: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Job title: Volunteer Board Member
Company: Children's Defense Fund
Job title: Servant Leader Intern
Major: Spanish Education and TESOL
Company: St. Jude Children's Hospital, Department of Oncology, Pediatric Oncology Education
Job title: Summer Research Intern
Major: Health Science
We have some good answers to these questions, but we only have part of the story, and we need your feedback. Help us tell the story of the amazing experiences our students gain. Please take a moment to fill out a brief questionnaire about your experiences!
Beyond the Classroom Experience Report