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Professional & Applied Experiences over images of student at computer, worker by wind farm, and students hiking in field

 

Professional & Applied Experiences

Professional and applied experiences are the activities you will engage in outside of the classroom. You’ll take the knowledge, skills, and tools from your academic coursework and apply them to real-world challenges. A professional or applied experience will allow you to ‘try on’ different careers, gain hands-on experience, and enhance your employability after graduation. Students can earn up to 6 hours of academic credit for these experiences.

 

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Try on Different Careers
Gain Hands-on Experience
Enhance Your Employability

 


 

WHY & HOW?

All Haub students (except Sustainability minors) are required to complete a professional or applied experience that is related to their degree program. This can include a broad range of opportunities such as work, volunteer service, or research.

You will receive academic credit for your experiences through a Professional Development course taken during your senior year, but we encourage you to engage in as many applied experiences as possible throughout your academic career. This will enhance your employability and can help you decide on a career path. 

ENR, ESS, and OL Students

The professional and applied experience requirement is an opportunity to connect your academic training and future goals. You should seek an
experience that provides one of the following outcomes: 

  • direct exposure to complex environmental systems or scientific practices 
  • practical experience in environmental and natural resource policy, management or decision processes 
  • meaningful interaction with professionals in your field of study 
  • hands-on experience that directs your career path 

Schedule a meeting with Harper to discuss opportunities. 

ORTM Students

Internships are required to fulfill ORTM degree requirements. To receive credit, your internship experience must be 400 hours, at least 10 weeks, and have “the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations.


Interns must receive a satisfactory performance evaluation from their supervisor. Please speak to the internship coordinator to determine if your proposed internship meets the requirements.
 

Schedule a meeting with Jordan to discuss opportunities. 

 


 

EXPLORE

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Professional Opportunities

A broad range of professional opportunities exist in your field. Gain hands-on experience working or interning for: 

  • environmental consulting firms
  • non-profit organizations 
  • local, state, or federal agencies
  • business and hospitality employers 
  • recreation leadership operations 
  • and many more

Explore jobs, internships, and professional experiences completed by #haubie undergrads:

Professional Opportunities

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Student Support

Haub School career services coordinators help students identify their strengths, interests, and  career goals, alongside the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workforce. 

We provide career guidance and preparation, including job and internship connections, career fairs and workshops, networking opportunities, and assistance with resume and cover letters, interview skills and practice, salary negotiation, job search strategies, and more:

ENR, ESS, OL: Amanda Harper

Meet with Harper

ORTM: Jordan Kobliska 

Meet with Jordan

 

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Careers

Our economy and our world are changing rapidly. Many of the jobs, career paths, and professional opportunities you could explore after you graduate might not even exist yet! The Haub School will prepare you to be a nimble, creative, and critical thinker, building the skills, knowledge, and tools you can apply to wherever you want to forge a path in the future.

See job titles and employers from 30+ years of #haubgrads:

Alumni Careers


 

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE 

All Haub students (except Sustainability minors) are required to complete a professional or applied experience that is related to their degree program. This can include a broad range of opportunities such as work, volunteer service, or research. You will receive academic credit for your experiences through a Professional Development course taken during your senior year, but we encourage you to engage in as many applied experiences as possible throughout your academic career. This will enhance your employability and can help you decide on a career path.  
Intership or work opportunities over student paintingInternships & Work Required of all Haub School students is either an internship or work opportunity that is related to your degree program. Find an opportunity.
Service or volunteering over students working in gardenService & Volunteering Involving yourself in service or volunteering on campus or at a local or regional organization can be incredibly rewarding and make you a well-rounded candidate in your field. Join a UW organization.
Field or international experiences over woman looking at mapField & Global We want every single Haubie to have a field or international experience. Or more than one! See Haub School field and global programs.
 

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