EXPLANATION OF TERMS(1) EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: An opportunity to work in an environment where you can apply your academic skills and gain hands-on experience.
(2) EARLY CAREER PLACEMENT: Opportunity for students to begin working full-time while still enrolled in school. These are typically paid opportunities.
(3) INTERNSHIP : Opportunity for students to work 10-15 hours a week while in school. The opportunity will typically last a semester and will entail working a few days a week working on-site at an employer location. Great way to begin developing practical experiences and developing your resume. These opportunities are typically unpaid..
(4) CAREER/JOB SHADOW: Opportunity to spend a short period of time 2-6 hours observing an expert, work in their professional field. Great way to learn the basics about the ‘day in the life’ of a practitioner. This will be an unpaid opportunity.
(5) CAREER EXPO: Opportunity to spend a couple of hours at an event meeting various employers and professionals. Great way to quickly meet multiple businesses, learn about what the businesses do and develop a basic sense for what they are looking for. This is an unpaid opportunity.