Build Experience

There are numerous ways to gain hands-on experience while in college, or immediately after you graduate. To start exploring, begin here.

You may have a solid idea of a potential career, or you may have a vague plan in place. To gain further insight into your future options, one of the best strategies is to gain real-world experience. Of course you can do that through jobs and internships, but there are other approaches as well, which we’ve outlined on this page. Use this as your starting point to delve into meaningful hands-on options. Whether you’re looking to volunteer in Salem or study on another continent, the following links provide ideas and information to get you started. 

1. Volunteer 

2. Pursue Scholarships, Awards, Grants 

3. Participate in International Education  

4. Conduct Undergraduate Research 

5. Find an Internship