The idea of gaining "experience" can take many forms while you are at a university. The most well-known are those that relate directly to a career path you are targeting or considering such as internships or clinical practicum and rotations. But there are also other ways for you to gain experience that employers and graduate programs find valuable – volunteering, participating in research projects, joining clubs and organizations, and more!
Whether it is for pay or not, for academic credit or not, or directly related to your career, every experience is an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself, gain new knowledge and transferrable skills that could be leverage in just about all career functions. These become the resume builders that will provide you the competitive advantage when targeting your full time job or graduate program. Studies have shown that the more experience you gain before entering the job market, the faster your job search will be!
Take a moment to learn about the opportunities that UNCG provides you and talk to a Career Team member about how you could market those skills, experience, and knowledge.