Experiential Learning

It's our philosophy that students benefit most when provided with a broad spectrum of learning opportunities — traditional and hands-on, in the classroom and out in the world.  To enhance your student experience and complement your coursework, Saint Joseph's offers a vareity of experiential learning opportunities, that is, experience based learning opportunities. From professional internships, Co-ops, and summer reserach programs to study abroad immersions and meaningful spiritual and service commitments, you will find exciting ways to build a college career that will prepare you for personal and professional success.


Cooperative Education

  • Enroll in the co-op program at SJU and you will graduate with two full-time, paid work opportunities, creating one full year of job experience while you're still in college.
  • Food marketing majors can take advantage of a unique five-year food marketing co-op program, aimed at maximizing job opportunities after graduation.


  • All students are encouraged to take an internship opportunity (or two) while pursing their degree. The Career Development Center at SJU will help connect you to internship opportunities that meet your goals and interests.
  • Accounting majors can also apply for department-run internships with leading public accounting firms and corporate employers.

Service Learning

Study Abroad and Study Tours

  • Experiencing new places and becoming immersed in a new culture helps students grow into global citizens. SJU's Center for International Programs can help you find a study tour, semester or year-long immersion program.

Summer Scholars

  • Open to CAS and HSB students, the Summer Scholars Program will challenge you to engage in an extended research project under the mentorship of an SJU faculty member and will give you the chance to publically present the results of your work.

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