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Job vs Experiential Learning

As a college student, choosing between an experiential learning opportunity or a job can be an important decision in developing your career path.

To help you make your decision, we have highlighted important differences between opportunities offered through CSU Pueblo Works.

To figure out which option is best for you, students are encouraged to contact the Works Coordinator and learn more about experiential learning and employment opportunities available:

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Employment

Employment opportunities such as work study and student hourly are paid positions.

Length: Employment opportunities are often by semester or academic year.

Qualifications: Skills necessary might range on the type of position, and students are required to be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the time of employment.

Benefits: An employment opportunity can provide students financial stability, provide a sense of fulfillment, and develop opportunities for advancement within an organization.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning positions available on and off campus can be paid or unpaid, but can result in credit to be applied to your degree progress. An example of an experiential learning position is an internship.

Length: Experiential learning opportunities can vary in length, ranging from a couple of months to an entire semester.

Qualifications: Students might need to be registered in specific courses to obtain experience credit, and must work with their site supervisor and department to establish learning objectives.

Benefits: An experiential learning opportunity can serve as a trial period for a potential career path and can enhance a student's resume while expanding their professional network.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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