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The office of Applied Learning Experiences encourages students to get involved through Applied Learning Experiences (ALEs) in order to become better prepared for the real-world after graduation.

By successfully completing three ALEs in at least two of the five ALE areas, students will receive ALE cords of distinction to wear at graduation.  Students also graduate with an extremely strong e-portfolio to aid in job searching come graduation  or for graduate school.


Students who are involved with the ALE program not only receive recognition at graduation, but they are better prepared for their careers through professional connections.  Each student works directly with faculty and/or staff to relate coursework to the real-world, while building an e-portfolio.  Connections made throughout research and experience during ALEs are extremely helpful for students when job and/or graduate school searching for after graduation.