Experiential

Take your learning outside the classroom with experiential opportunities that bring your studies to life – like study abroad or domestic exchange, working as a research or teaching assistant, civic engagement and service learning courses, and doing a thesis or other capstone work. Don’t think of these as “extras.” They’re an integral part of your education – promoting personal growth and academic success – and they need not cost more than you pay for tuition.

Explore Your Experiential Pathways

Joining clubs, participating in sports, serving on house council, and volunteering on campus or in the community keep you in balance and help you to meet like-minded people. Plus, when it comes time to apply for internships and jobs, you’ll need to present yourself as an interesting and engaged person who has done more than just coursework.  Whatever organizations you decide to join, watch for opportunities to gain leadership experience and develop new skills. You’ll gain confidence, experience, and connections that will engage you now and prepare you for jobs and internships down the road.

This work generally begins with an on-campus office outside of your major department, but your major advisors will often be part of the conversation.

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SBS Peer Advising Interns

SBS Pathways Center Peer Advising Interns are SBS students who can provide useful insight into how to plan your SBS Pathways, which include planning for your academic, experiential, and career and professional development opportunities. Our Peer Advisors come from all different places and backgrounds, have various SBS majors, and are sophomores, juniors and seniors. Read their bios below!

Peer Advising drop-in hours are M-W 10-4, and Th/F 10-2 in The SBS Pathways Center in 128 Thompson. You can also submit a question to the peers via the button below.

Andrew Abramson’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Suepriya Adhikari’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Jennie Chang’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Sabrina Chhorn’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Mary Hamilton’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Kerry Howard’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Nia Hyppolite’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Kaego Ndiweka’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Patricia Pasin’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Caroline Roscoe’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Dan Salatiello’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

Charlotte Salmon’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns,Student Profiles

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Featured Resources

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Research Opportunities

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