Internships, Service-Learning, or Research - Is It Possible?
Yes! Learn How First-Gen + Adult Learners Can Do It Too!
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As a student, you’ve probably heard how important engaging in internships, research, or service-learning is during your time at UMBC. If you’re an adult learner or a first-gen college student who may be navigating employment or family responsibilities, you might be wondering “how can I do it?” or “is it even possible for someone like me?”
Internships, research, and service-learning are referred to as *High-Impact Practices, which means that they often lead to success for students while in school and after graduation. Though these experiences can require significant time and effort on the part of the student, this doesn’t mean they have to be off-limits to busy students who are navigating multiple other roles in their lives.
This event will focus on the experiences of adult learners and first-gen college students by providing an overview of ways UMBC adult learners and first-gen students can get engaged and gain experience. We will begin with a brief overview from UMBC professionals representing internships, research, and service learning and will progress to a panel of amazing adult learners and first-gen college students who are ready to share their experiences with high-impact practices and the creative approaches they took to make it possible!
For more information, check out this myUMBC post that provides an overview of high-impact practices that adult learners and first-gen college students can explore.
This event will be recorded and available at a later date. We encourage students who are able to attend to do so to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions in real time.
Please RSVP below if you plan on attending! The event link will be added closer to the start of this event.
This event is a collaboration between the Women's Center, the Shriver Center, UMBC Research, and the Career Center.
*The positive effects of High-Impact Practices (HIPS) on student engagement and success are well documented. High-Impact Practices include first-year seminars, learning communities, internships, service-learning, research and other experiences that help students through engagement, active and deep learning. These High-impact practices have been shown to have a compensatory impact on historically underserved student populations.
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