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Experiential Learning

Dynamic classroom learning is just the beginning of the Emory experience.

Experiential learning is an integral part of a world-class liberal arts education that immerses students in hands-on experiences such as internships, research, and community-based learning. Students apply their classroom knowledge and skills to address real-world problems and gain valuable insight into their personal and professional development.

At Emory, students can participate in internships, research, job shadowing, and applied arts experiences across Atlanta and around the globe, and receive the financial support to make it happen by applying for a one-time Pathways Summer Internship Funding award to cover living expenses directly related to the experience.

Through these experiences, students develop the skills, knowledge, and insights that will set them apart when they apply for selective graduate and professional programs or enter today’s competitive job market.

By participating in Experiential Learning students can:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of their strengths, values, and interests
  • Cultivate critical thinking and collaboration skills in a work and/or research environment
  • Improve and apply problem-solving abilities in real-world situations
  • Develop the communication skillsets necessary for success in their future careers
Ready to embark on an adventure beyond the classroom?


Internship Funding

Pathways summer internship funding provides a one-time award to Emory sophomores, juniors, and seniors to cover the living expenses directly related to a domestic or global internship, research, or applied arts opportunity.

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Career Trek Program

The Career Trek program brings students into the workplaces of Emory alumni and friends to expose them to potential career paths and broaden their understanding of industries. The program leverages Emory’s well-positioned and successful alumni in major cities across the country who are excited to share their insights and personal career stories with students.

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Pathways Scholars Program

This 8-week immersive internship program allows students to gain hands-on experience, learn from industry professionals and alumni, and showcase their talents. Students live together onsite in host cities such as Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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