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.

 

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Professors Guide Football officials

Professors Guide Football officials

The duo from the Health and Human Performance department watch sports on television, but they aren’t always looking for the score. Instead, they watch for the progress that they are making in the way that athletic officials are trained.

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Examples

  • 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.

 

Benefits

  • 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.