At Roanoke, Experiential Learning opportunities place students in authentic, real-world contexts and prompt them to draw deliberate connections between knowledge and skills gained through classroom learning and that gained through these real-world experiences. Participation leads to academic skill development, personal and professional growth, and help students develop a passion for possible career paths. Find your Passion. Find your Path.

Showcase of Experiential Learning
Friday, Nov. 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Fintel Library
Students from all disciplines will be showcasing their internships, service-learning projects, research, creative works, and study abroad experiences. The event kicks off with a social starting at 6:00. Students will be standing by their posters and giving short oral presentations. Please roam throughout Fintel Library and stop to talk to our students.
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Roanoke graduate brings science to life at North Carolina museum

Roanoke graduate brings science to life at North Carolina museum

Poles' environmental science education is giving her a strong foothold as coordinator of distance learning in the new Nature Research Center wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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  • Manage a stock portfolio.
  • Direct a choir.
  • Witness heart surgery.
  • Make nanotubes.
  • Build a house.
  • Go to Africa or Guatemala or wherever.
  • Edit a national literary magazine.
  • Argue a case in front of real judge.

Brittany Harrison '11 performs a summer scholars research project with a professor on mountain music culture. Watch Video.



  • Get real-life experience before you graduate.
  • Develop independence.
  • See the application of what you learn.
  • Distinguish yourself from others, for employment or post-graduate study.
  • Build aspirations you didn't know you had.