You'd look for someone with real experience: internships, service learning, mentors, networks, outside-the-classroom knowledge.
Our Experiential Learning Center is the only one of its kind in Colorado.
No other university offers the same sort of “everything under one roof” commitment to helping you connect with opportunities outside of the classroom. Our center is a one-stop solution for internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities. There’s no confusing paperwork, and our team is dedicated to matching students to civic causes they believe in, companies that will propel their careers, and opportunities they might never have even considered.
We also serve as a hub for undergrad research projects—helping students team with professors or find ways to fund their own research.
we do some of the thinking for you.
"My staff and I each do 10-12 site visits a year, talking to more than 200 employers and partners about opportunities for our students. We go to them, develop relationships and actively create experiences for our students. Students tell us what they are interested in, and we literally find a way to make it happen.”
-Tony R. Smith, Director for the Experiential Learning Center
So smart and successful, we’re used as a model across the country.
We are proud that the CU Denver Experiential Learning Program is being used across the country and in Canada as an example of how a university should support experiential learning from the top down and how it can best help students network and thrive outside the classroom.
Ronit Alkayam from Evergreen, Colo., interned at Country Music Television (CMT) in Nashville, Tenn.
Ryan Marmet, a civil engineering student from Denver, has interned with the City and County of Denver Public Works Department since 2007.
When his professor told him about a potential internship with Warner Music Group, Zach Davenport jumped at the opportunity.
Chad decided to pursue an internship to better prepare himself for a career in law enforcement after graduation.