Are you interested in applying what you have learned in the workplace, gaining an internship, or getting involved in your community? 

Students who are interested in an experiential learning or community service opportunity, please follow the steps in the Student Checklist below:


Student Checklist

Step 1 – Determine What To Do

Students who want to participate in experiential learning or community service can engage in several different ways:

-          Internships / Practicums

-          Service learning

-          Active research

-          Community service / projects

-          Volunteerism

These options may be required for academic or course credit, and they can also be done outside of any course requirements. They can last all semester long or be a onetime event. Students can complete a noncredit internship even if they want the experience and it is not required for their degree program. These activities are all great resume builders.

Step 2 – Find Placement

Students searching for experiential learning and community service opportunities can look for Opportunities in the following ways:

(a)    College Central Network

(b)   Contact the Experiential Learning office for assistance, or for upcoming Internship fairs & orientations

(c)    University sponsored opportunities

Step 3 – Record Placement

Once students have found their placement, they must record their information in the appropriate Learning Agreement in the Experiential Learning Module on their College Central Network account. For more details, Tracking guide. Students must be aware that they will need to notify their direct supervisor that the supervisor will need to confirm the submitted Learning Agreement.

Step 4 – Review Experiential Learning & Community Engagement Tutorials & Policies

Students have resources and tips available to them through the Experiential Learning & Community Engagement Tutorials and Policies.

Step 5 – Complete All Assessments and Surveys

Students must complete the assessments and surveys that are sent to them the end of the semester by the Experiential Learning office toward. 

Step 6 – Share The Experience

Students can share their experience with the Experiential Learning office to be featured on the website, e-newsletters, and across campus. Email:


Experiential Learning for Graduate Students

UNT Dallas offers programs that are designed for working professionals with class schedules that meet the needs of busy people. Our classes are taught by full-time faculty with "real world" professional experience along with outstanding academic credentials. Our graduate programs that incorporate experiential learning are as listed:

  • Public Leadership
  • Education Leadership
  • Teaching and Curriculum
  • School Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

If a program you are in, or are interested in pursuing is not listed here you are always able to access noncredit experiential opportunities on College Central Network.