The experiential education program at LIM College is built on a philosophy of “learning by doing” and the fact that business and management are both an art and a science. We can effectively teach the science in a classroom but the art is something that requires direct engagement with the phenomenon under study and a degree of “practice” that develops the skills required for success. Through the program graduates will identify and pursue career paths that are self-fulfilling, rewarding and lead to greater degrees of self-actualization.
Each student will be required to complete 12 credits of experiential education courses as underclassmen. While the experiential philosophy permeates much of what makes the LIM College academic program unique, in order to ensure that students are building their professional strategies, they go through two basic levels of experiential education.
Each level of the program is comprised of a classroom component and an internship component. The classroom components or seminars are focused on developing job search skills, significant self-exploration and professional development and the creation of a professional portfolio that includes a career development plan and strategy.
Level I- Industry Exploration: Industry Exploration Seminar (1 credit) and Industry Exploration Internship (2 credits)
Level II- Career Pathing: Career Pathing Seminar (1 credit) and Career Pathing Internship (2 credits)
Level III - Senior Co-op: Senior Co-op Prep and Senior Co-op (6 credits)
When selecting an internship, students must adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the individual course syllabus. Students may automatically fail an internship course if they: quit or abandon the internship (this includes accepting a position and then quitting to take another position), get fired from the internship, or fail to complete the required days and hours of the internship. Please note that the preceding is not an exhaustive list of the circumstances that will result in automatic failure.