Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is the process of learning by doing. By engaging in hands-on experiences and reflection, students can better connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations. In the Tennessee Tech College of Business, examples of experiential learning activities include, but are not limited to, internships, research projects, travel study and study abroad experiences, professional conferences, and impactful community service.

When students participate in experiential learning they gain:

    • A better understanding of course material and how it is applied
    • A broader view and appreciation of the world, the local community, and society at large
    • Awareness of opportunities, interests, passions, and values
    • Opportunities to collaborate with diverse organizations and people
    • Knowledge about professional practices and skillsets
    • Self-confidence and leadership skills

For more information about experiential learning opportunities, please contact the CoB Professional Readiness & Leadership Center or speak with your faculty or Student Success advisor. The Unique Learning Opportunities page has some examples of experiential learning opportunities available to students.

If a planned experiential learning opportunity (e.g., participation in a professional conference with a class or student organization, travel study, or study abroad) exceeds your budget; or, if you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to participate in the program - we encourage you to complete the grant application below. Grants are awarded throughout the academic year based on the nature of the request and the availability of funds. There are restrictions, but all students are encouraged to apply.

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