Experiential Learning

  • Career Services Experiential Learning Information

    What is Experiential Learning?

    Experiential learning, typically an internship, co-op or apprenticeship, is a learning approach that combines academic studies with work experience that is related to a student s program of study. These experiences offers an opportunity to enhance the student s total learning experience through a paid or non-paid assignment to a supervised work setting.

    What are the Eligibility Requirements?
    • A student must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Spartanburg Community College
    • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
    How does the Student Benefit?
    • Expands learning beyond the classroom
    • Applies new skills and experiences to classroom instruction
    • Gains academic credit toward graduation
    • Develops professional work and human relations skills
    • Grows in self-confidence, maturity and judgment
    How does the Employer Benefit?
    • Cost-effective recruitment and training of potential career employees
    • Access to pre-screened, motivated students with a wide range of skills
    • Increased employee retention
    • Low-risk supervisory experience for present employees
    • An opportunity to participate in and influence the educational process
    How does the College Benefit?
    • Increases community support
    • Keeps education current with employer needs
    • Increases equipment availability to co-op student
    • Assists with placement of graduates


    Students: Apply for an internship or co-op by contacting the Career Services Office (see phone numbers and more information to the left).


    Employers: Share information about a new internship, co-op, or apprenticeship opportunity with your company or organization by contacting the Career Services Office.
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