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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Degree Requirements Requirements Campus-to-Career Experiential Learning Programs  

Campus-to-Career Experiential Learning Programs

Rutgers-Camden provides students the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in fields related to their career interests through internships, practicums, independent study courses, and special programs. Various experiences can help students confirm or choose a major, prepare for graduate/professional study, and find a job by giving them firsthand experience in a particular field of interest.

Internships. These provide students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, expand professional skills, test career choices, and earn money and/or academic credit. Internships typically require a minimum of 100 hours in the field to receive credits and a grade per semester or summer. To participate, a student must be a matriculated student. The Rutgers Career Center maintains an online database of hundreds of internships, assists students in locating opportunities, and helps with the application process.

Internship courses are offered by a number of academic departments within the university. The College of Arts and Sciences offers an internship course (50:090:399) that is available to students of all majors. This course provides the opportunity for students to take multiple internships during their college career at Rutgers. For additional information, contact the Rutgers Career Center at 856-225-6046.

Practicums/Field Experiences. Similar to internships, practicums and field experiences provide students with experiences directly related to their individual academic majors and may fulfill specific degree requirements for a given major. Students may earn up to 12 credits, depending on the individual academic department.

Independent Study. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students study a topic not covered as a regular course or one of special interest to the student. Independent studies are designed to develop research skills and are advantageous to students planning to pursue graduate or professional study.

Consult the individual academic departments/schools and the Career Center for experiential learning options.

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