Marshall University Career Services
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Experiential Learning

What is it?

Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. It encompasses a variety of activities including internships, service learning, undergraduate research, volunteer work, study abroad and other creative and professional work experiences.

Learning that is considered "experiential" contains all the following elements:

Marshall offers a series of service learning courses that qualify as experiential learning. To find out more about these classes, visit the Service Learning page.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering not only gives back to the community, but it helps develop the necessary skills to help you advance in your career. If you're interested in volunteering, contact Elizabeth Sheets of Marshall's Volunteer Services at 304.696.2285 or


Success Stories

"The staff is knowledgeable and encouraging; they make sure students are prepared for turning their professional aspirations into a reality. I can not thank the Career Services staff enough for all they have done to help me."

-Lance West Jr., International Business Student

Student Success Stories