Learning Outside the Classroom
Opportunities for student to learn outside the classroom - called experiential learning - are abundant in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. CALS students graduate with real life experiences gained from hands-on learning through internships, field studies, undergraduate research, student run programs, community service learning and study abroad.
Get involved early. Get involved often. Work closely with faculty. Enhance your classroom learning and your resume. In CALS, practice outside the classroom what you learn in the classroom.
Internships | Research | Service Learning | Student-Run Programs | Teaching Assistant | CALS Student Representatives | CALS Student Organizations | Study Abroad
An internship is a structured and supervised professional experience related to a student’s field of study. This usually takes place with an approved agency, business or other organization. Internships may be eligible for academic credit. Please click here to view a list of internships opportunities.
The research will take the form of a specific project under the direct supervision of a faculty member with expertise in the area of study. Undergraduate research can occur at any time in your four year program. To ensure your best opportunity for success, plan in advance for your undergraduate research in your academic area of study. Please click here to view a list of research opportunities.
To view a list of service-learning opportunities, please click here.
Students in CALS have the opportunity to participate in the management and operation of farm businesses, including a 34-cow dairy herd, a cross-discipline horse barn cooperative, and a 3-acre vegetable farm. For more information on student-run programs in CALS, please click here.
Students who have proven themselves to be outstanding in their field may also have the opportunity to serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant or TA. TA's assist faculty in a variety of ways, including administrative aspects of the course, facilitating class discussions, holding office hours, assisting in laboratories, hands-on research activities, and others. Please click here for more information.
CALS Reps actively assist in perpetuating UVM's vision as well as the mission of CALS by participating and coordinating
efforts to recruit prospective students. CALS Reps also provide information and resources related to academics, learning, and personal development to
With over two hundred recognized UVM clubs, students can find a variety of ways to explore an interest, further their knowledge, and develop leadership skills. Please click here to view more information on clubs within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Many students broaden their experiences by studying abroad. Work with your advisor to choose the best time frame in your academic program to do a semester abroad. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences should have their study abroad forms signed by both his/her advisor and the Dean's Office (Rose Laba). For more information, please click here.
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