Summary and Implications
Most students enroll in a baccalaureate degree program to obtain a formal education that will increase the likelihood of their obtaining employment that is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. A student’s formal education becomes more meaningful when coupled with hands-on, industry-relevant training such as an internship or part-time job. We describe herein a multi-pronged strategy that we have employed to encourage undergraduate students to participate in an experiential learning opportunity as a part of their formal education. Based on student feedback and the high placement rate of our students, we conclude this approach has been highly effective.
Iowa State University
Youngs, Curtis R.; Kenealy, M. Douglas; Spike, Philip L.; Driscoll, Bridget; Retallick, Michael S.; and Gaul, Michael C.
"Experiential Learning Opportunities for Career Preparation of Animal Science Students,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 658, ASL R2745.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol658/iss1/77