Taking students out of the classroom to tackle challenges in real-world settings.
Experiential learning opportunities can come in many shapes and durations. They can last a day, a week or a semester; they can take place locally in Vermont or in distant cities across the country or around the world; they can happen in person or online. Activities can include research fellowships, internships and leadership development experiences.
Recent hands-on opportunities for our students:
- During Boston Policy Week, students engage with government officials and participate in simulation exercises to learn about state-level policy and decision-making. Students network with representatives from the FBI, the Homeland Security Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies, inspiring students’ career considerations and creating important personal connections.
- Norwich University Honors Program students present privacy invasion projects virtually to International Spy Museum officials
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at Norwich.
- Vermont Biomedical Research Network summer research assistantships and Internships
- Criminal Justice internships with Vermont State Police, Political Science Internships at the Vermont State House
- Cybersecurity coverage of the 2019 National Collegiate Football Championship at Levi’s Stadium and the 2016 NFL Super Bowl 50, both in San Francisco.
- Washington D.C. and Denver Expeditions
- Shulman Challenge Washington, D.C., Trip (Professor Thunberg)
- Research student presentations at national conferences (National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Experimental Biology, American Medical Association, etc.)
- Center for Global Resilience and Security Student Research Fellows