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

  • Thursday, April 9th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Fintel Library - Internships and Service-Learning
  • Friday, April 10th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Fintel Library - Research and Artistic/Creative Works

Students from all disciplines will be showcasing their internships, service-learning projects, research, creative works. 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. Register for this event at the following link: Deadline for registration is April 3rd.


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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.