EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM
An experiential learning program provides students with the opportunity to utilize their academic training in real world work experiences in their field of study. A cooperative education or an internship falls under the guise of such a program. Employers from varying employment sectors recognize the value of offering an internship or co-op opportunity to students. Not only are students able to gain practical work experience, but employers are able to tap into this talent pool which aids them in their recruitment efforts while developing meaningful partnerships with educational institutions. The Career Development Center operates the Cooperative Education Program and the Internship Program.
The Cooperative Education Program
Students participating in our Cooperative Education Program intersperses on-campus academic preparation with off campus actual job experience. To implement Cooperative Education, a partnership is formed between the employer, University and the student. There are two types of Cooperative Education programs offered at Bowie State University that students can participate in – Parallel Co-op and Alternating Co-op. To learn more about the program and to download an application or Student Co-op Guidebook, please click here.
The Internship Program
Internships contribute to your personal development and social awareness by allowing you to interact with professionals outside of the academic environment. You will develop business skills and self confidence—two very marketable qualities in the workplace. An internship is not just a one-time experience; it can be a series of progressive workplace learning experiences that enhance your resume. To learn more about the program requirements, application procedures and to download program forms, please click here.
A great way for employers to recruit top talent for their organizations is to participate in our Cooperative Education or Internship Program. To learn how you can participate in our experiential learning programs or how to develop your own experiential learning program, please click here.
FACULTY Our department understands the importance of academics and the role it plays in aiding our students to achieve their professional goals. It is critical for students to acquire infield experience prior to graduation in order to ensure that they are prepared for the world of work. Click here to learn more about the Internship Program or our Cooperative Education Program.