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What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential Learning is “Learning by Doing“.

Our Experiential Learning initiative takes what you learn in the classroom and helps you apply it to real-life. Activities can be curricular or co-curricular and may be on or off campus. As part of Experiential Learning, you will explore, engage and reflect on your experiences to launch your career in a global society.

In alignment with the university’s classroom to career initiative, our high-impact experiential learning opportunities focus engagement around four main pillars:

Global and

Activities under this pillar include:

  • Valuing, respecting and learning from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions.
  • Demonstrating openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and appreciate individual differences.
  • Equipping yourself to contribute as a globally engaged citizen on both a local and global scale.


Professional Development
and Leadership

Activities under this pillar include:

  • Identifying and articulate your strengths, knowledge and experiences.
  • Creating career goas and identify areas for professional growth.
  • Exploring ways to coach and develop others and learn how to leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals.
  • Engaging with employers and Roadrunner alumni to build your professional network.


Activities in this pillar include:

  • Exploring how research is part of your everyday life.
  • Gaining an understanding of research and how its application in a business context.
  • Learning how to improve existing research methods or create research practices within a business setting.
  • Understanding the role of research in making major business decisions.

Service and


Activities in this pillar include:

  • Developing skills in problem solving, leadership, decision making and collaboration.
  • Engaging in civic engagement with nonprofit organizations in the community.
  • Fostering an ethic of service and volunteerism, while gaining valuable experience working with diverse communities.