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.
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.
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:
Schedule a meeting with Harper to discuss opportunities.
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.
A broad range of professional opportunities exist in your field. Gain hands-on experience
working or interning for:
Explore jobs, internships, and professional experiences completed by #haubie undergrads:
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,
ENR, ESS, OL: Amanda Harper
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ORTM: Jordan Kobliska
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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: