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Build a Résumé That Rocks

Nothing rocks a résumé like professional experience. From the Metropolitan Opera to the American Red Cross, PricewaterhouseCoopers to the Massachusetts State Police Lab, Western New England connects our students to internships to help them explore career paths, apply classroom theory, and above all, make valuable professional connections to help them launch their careers.

Western New England University works with a network of more than 1,000 businesses and organizations. Other experiential learning opportunities include student teaching for Education majors or Senior Design projects for Engineering Students. These experiences allow students to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom in a professional setting and take a test drive of their future career. Working side by side with your future colleagues will give you valuable insights and answers to questions you won't find in a textbook.

Internship Features and Requirements:

  • Compensated and non-compensated work-for-credit (3 credits) programs available to juniors or seniors in a variety of majors
  • Participating students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • 120 hours per semester is required

Consult your advisor about unique opportunities or requirements at your College. 

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Student Teaching

Student teaching allows students in Elementary or Secondary Education programs to teach classes in local schools under the supervision of a licensed teacher. Between making lesson plans, giving lectures, and one-on-one tutoring, you'll gain the skills and confidence to manage your own classroom.

Field Experience

Field experiences are the core of our Social Work program, which offers four different internships in our four years here, starting in your first semester. In fact, when you complete your degree, you will have over 650 hours of field work in social work settings, which will impress any employer.

Engineering Design Projects

Engineering Design Projects are comprehensive experiences where engineering students solve a real-world problem. First year engineering students utilize the key engineering tools they've learned in order to design an original smart product that is displayed at the annual Emerging Engineering Expo. This team project lays the broad foundation for understanding how the various disciplines within engineering work together in industry applications.

Senior Design Projects are a capstone to the engineering education at Western New England University. Students research and develop solutions to industry problems, often through sponsorship and collaboration with local and regional organizations and companies. The Senior Design Project not only allows you to l what you've learned, but also encourages you to research new areas outside of the curriculum.