Center for Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Center for Experiential Learning

No more waiting for graduation to put your knowledge to work in the real world! Collaborate with local high schools, conduct research with community partners, and solve operations issues for organizations.

Our Vision

Our Mission

How we help you?

What is Experiential Learning?


Want to learn more about the Career Services process or need assistance with College Central? Stop by Room 2-202 Wednesdays from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Interested in community-based learning courses, have questions about your community-based learning assignment or post-community-based learning assistance? Stop by Room 2-202 Tuesdays from 12 - 2 p.m.

Our Core Services:

Career Services

Explore Careers
Career Services helps you explore careers and industry to determine if your major is the right choice for you by providing opportunities through connections with professionals, tours, industry networking events, and speakers to gain exposure and develop your career and professional self.

Prepare for Work Based Experiences
Career Services also prepares you to gain employment and internship experiences related to your major through resume and interviewing preparation, portfolio development, networking and our online job posting system College Central Network.

College Central Network

Go to to set up your account and get access to:

  • Jobs – full time and part time
  • Internships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Handouts, webinars and podcasts on a variety of job search topics
  • Resume builder with online resume critique services
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Community-Based Learning

What Is It?
Community-based learning helps you bring what you are learning in the classroom to a real-world setting. Through your work in and with the community, you’ll be able to see how the skills you are learning apply in a real-life context – and you’ll be working to create real change in schools, cities, government, and non-profit agencies in our area.

What Are Students Doing?

  • Medical Assisting and Nursing students work with local social services agencies to provide assistance with food distribution as well as health and wellness education for clients.
  • Information Technology students partnered with the Dakota County Library to provide a “Cyber Security 101” class for community members, teaching personal device and information security.
  • Civil Engineering students worked with the Hmong American Farmers Association to survey land at a new farming site, providing contour and water flow maps and staking plots.
Medical Assistant Student Volunteer

Meet the Staff

  • Dionna Jones, Director, Center of Experiential Learning
  • Katie Halcrow, Director, Community-Based Learning

For more information contact or 651-423-8283