Gain Hands-On, Practical Experience

Gain Hands-On, Practical Experience


Exploratory Courses
Take courses in a field to test it out. Talk with your academic advisor about exploring some new classes.

Service Learning
Service opportunities can provide very valuable learning environments. There is a strategic effort to discuss and learn from these experiences, particularly through course-related projects. Visit the Campus Life-Service Learning office to learn more about opportunities at U of L.

Volunteering and Community Service
There are many chances to volunteer in communities in and around Louisville. These are unpaid, generally non-credit bearing activities. Visit the Office of External Affairs website to obtain more info about opportunities in the community.

Clubs and Organizations
At the University of Louisville, there are many opportunities to get involved in clubs and organizations. Explore U of L's list of Registered Student Organizations.

Study Abroad & National Student Exchange
Study in a foreign country or domestically at a different college or university. This can be a wonderful opportunity for academic and personal growth. Learn more at the University of Louisville's Study Abroad & NSE websites.

Part-time Jobs and Work-Study Jobs
Paid, non-credit bearing employment opportunities can allow you to gain experience in a specific career or field.

Internships
An internship is hands-on experience in your major or field working over a summer or a semester in a professional position. Check with your department about opportunities.

Undergraduate Research
Many opportunities exist for undergraduates to do research, both paid and unpaid, credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing. Check with your academic department for more information.