During the two years of the HESA program, the core curriculum, practicum internships, and graduate assistantships combine to integrate conceptual knowledge with administrative practice.
Practicum internships, offered by over 60 University and local administrative office sites, enable students to integrate theory with professional practice. During these practicum internships, 9 hours per week are dedicated to an administrative office of the student's choosing. Students negotiate a project(s) or set of responsibilities to be completed within the time frame of the semester-long practicum.
By selecting a different practicum site over 3 semesters, students develop professional skills as well as learn about a specific student affairs or higher education functional area.
Sample Practica Internships
HESA Skill Clusters