Experiential Learning at Columbus State
Many of the degree programs at the College require students to complete a practicum course or internship. Students participate in this internship for one semester during their second year of study and they can earn college credit for their internship. Additionally, while some internships are paid or include some other form of compensation, many internships are unpaid. However, Internships are no longer the only way to gain hands-on work experience in a degree field. Columbus State Experiential Learning Programs such as the IT Flexible Apprenticeship and Modern Manufacturing Work-Study enable students to dive into their careers and gain valuable paid work experience while receiving the education and industry-recognized credentials needed to build their resume. This makes program graduates highly marketable to employers not just across the state, but across the entire nation.
Our experiential learning programs use an earn-and-learn model that gives students an opportunity to engage in valuable paid work experience while they complete their degree. Our employer partners compete for talented young professionals with technical knowledge, competent soft skills, entrepreneurial mindsets, and leadership abilities. Equipped with stellar faculty, valuable industry partnerships, and modern technology, our programs prepare students for success in the job market.
Join us for an upcoming virtual event where you can learn more about the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study and IT Flexible Apprenticeship programs!
Upcoming Events for Prospective 2021-2022 Program Applicants:
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Original Event Date: February 3, 2021
Original Event Date: February 1, 2021
Original Event Date: October 19, 2020
Contact Info for Students & Educators
David Cofer, Project Manager for Employer Engagement & Experiential Learning
If you are an employer who has an interest in participating in the flexible apprenticeship and/or work-study programs described above, please contact Dave Cofer. You can reach Dave by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (614) 287-5843.
To further meet talent needs, we work with Central Ohio employers to upskill their existing workforce through academic programming hosted at their workplace. These programs increase educational access for the incumbent workforce and often involve the employer sponsoring a portion of the costs and fees. Our office partners with many offices on campus, including the Grants Office, Career Services, Advising, departmental faculty, and others to provide holistic support and guidance for students through every step of their journey, from recruitment through graduation.