This is the Experiential Education Team at Monmouth University. Please feel free to contact anyone listed below for additional information. Click on the name for additional contact information.
Experiential Education at Monmouth University encourages students to engage in on-the-job or field experiences that will have real consequences on their future endeavors. These experiences include, but are not limited to, internships, cooperative education, and service learning. If experiential education is well thought out so that it is aligned with student career goals and aspirations, it can lead to countless successes. Thus, students are encouraged to consult with their departmental Career Advisors and Planners (CAPS), as well as the Offices of Career Services and Service Learning at the Center for Student Success.
During the academic advising process, I always encourage students to not only fulfill their Ex Ed degree requirement but to seek out chances to volunteer and to take advantage of other Ex Ed opportunities, like Service Learning, Cooperative Education, and internships, in order to gain a broader view of their major and future career as well as the world and the human condition in general. Many students return to visit me after an experience to explain what a positive difference it made in their lives. I think Albert Einstein was right when he said, "The only source of knowledge is experience."
Career-related skills drive solutions for employer challenges across all industries. Naturally, employers clearly prefer to hire students with career-related experience. Ex Ed is a direct pathway to this experience. Monmouth University is dedicated to helping students succeed by requiring Ex Ed of all graduates, and by providing the personal support necessary to help our students make the most of career opportunities.
Service Learning empowers students to use the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to meet community needs. It offers students an opportunity for personal and professional growth while they work to improve the quality of life for others.
I have seen the transformation in students upon their return to the Monmouth campus. They often ask me why study abroad isn't a mandatory college requirement—it's that awesome to them.