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Experiential Education + Academic Credit = Improved Career Decision Making and Development

EACE Blog contribution by Scott Borden and Sue Pye, Rutgers University Career Services

This article is the second of a three part series focused on the strategic development, growth and ongoing evaluation of of a for-credit internship program, the Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program (RICP) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, a large, diverse state university.

The Rutgers Internship and Co-op (RICP) program course curriculum focuses on career development and professional growth.  The primary course objective is to help students clarify career goals and develop career plans to improve access to post-graduation opportunities.  Pre and Post Surveys and rubrics are used to evaluate learning outcomes.  Students also evaluate their internship site and instructors.  Through this formal evaluation process, not only are learning outcomes evaluated but all aspects of the students’ course experience.  This valuable information allows the Experiential Education team to make impactful changes to the program. Read more

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