Experiential learning opportunities are an integral way for students to gain insight into the world of work, explore vocation, and participate in servant leadership.
Experiential learning opportunities:
- add more meaning to their academic studies by giving students a chance to apply theories learned in classes to “real life” situations;
- to identify those interdisciplinary skills gained from the classroom that are utilized and applied in a particular workplace;
- and to develop an understanding of the broad base of liberal arts knowledge and skills which may be applied creatively to a myriad of life experiences.
Austin College Advocacy Teams incorporate three programs that focus on Mock Trial, Moot Court and Mediation.
Internship experiences afford students special opportunities not normally available in the classroom. These include career exploration, clarifying interests and skills, networking with professionals, and applying a liberal arts education to “real world” problems. Some internships are available through academic departments while others are administered through Career Services.
The Jordan Family Language House offers round-the-clock study of German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese language and culture.
Model United Nations conferences are actual simulations of the workings of the United Nations, with delegates assuming the positions currently pending among the countries they represent.
The Austin College Peace Corps Preparation Program (PCPP) is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to serve in the Peace Corps.
This fellowship program, created in honor of former Austin College professors Paul Beardsley and Clyde Hall, fosters faculty-student collaborative research in the humanities and social sciences. For more information, contact Max Grober.
Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) is a collaborative program between Austin College, The Texoma Council of Governments, and US Government Grants, designed to increase student engagement and collaboration with local non-profit organizations. For more information, contact Cary Wacker.
The Science Teaching and Research (STAR) Leadership Program is an outstanding opportunity for all Austin College students who take chemistry and biology courses to learn leadership behaviors as they learn science. Contact John Richardson for more information.
The Todd A. Williams Student Managed Investment Fund was created by a $1 million gift from alumnus Todd Williams, managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Company in 2007. For more information, contact David Griffith.
The annual Student Scholarship Conference showcases student-faculty collaborative projects and independent student projects undertaken at Austin College, celebrating students’ outstanding academic endeavors.
Austin College actively supports and encourages scholarship in both students and faculty.