Enrich the Student Experience
Let’s face it, not all learning goes on in a classroom.
Applied Learning experiences (like internships, micro-internships, community-based projects, service learning or field studies) help students develop important skills that are critical to their future success. Giving students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations helps them develop critical thinking, problem-solving, analyzing, interpreting, and applying information.
You can help!
Local employers can play a key role in helping PCCC and Ramapo College provide relevant real-world experiences for our students to develop workplace skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, teamwork, and communication.
Research finds that students who listed an internship on their resume received 14 percent more job offers, were less likely to be unemployed, achieved higher grades, and earned higher wages five years after graduation.
Applied Learning Experience
What makes it great?
Authenticity and Intent (must have a real world context)
Preparedness and Planning (must identify clear goals and objectives)
Reflection (reflection transforms activities into a learning experience)
Orientation and Training (appropriate training and background information)
Monitoring and Continuous Improvement (feedback loop and evaluation)
Assessment and Evaluation (Outcomes and processes should be documented)
Acknowledgement (recognition of learning through reporting and sharing)