Gain Experience | St. Lawrence University Career Services

Gain Experience

Employer and Alumni Connections

A St. Lawrence education is not something you get; it’s something you do.  And there’s no better way to learn about your unique gifts and purpose than through direct experience.  St. Lawrence students do as many as three or four internships during their undergraduate years.  Internships and other experiential learning opportunities can help to clarify your interests, refine your understanding of how academic aptitude applies to the world of work, hone your skills, and develop your passion to make a difference in your pursuits.  This section of the career services web pages focuses on various ways to gain experience.

Gain experience through internships and jobs.

Gain experience through networking.

Gain experience through Signature SLU Career Programs

Gain experience through additional activities.

And, of course, gain experience through your formal studies--in the lab, on the stage, in the studio, on the playing field, and through the methods of your disciplines.  Laurentians learn by doing.

Never forget, people are probably the most important resources you have at every stage of career development.  Grow your career community by leveraging the relationships you have; family, friends, affiliations, employers and, most important, St. Lawrence alumni. Fellow Laurentians are some of the most dedicated and influential alumni anywhere, so start to polish your networking skills, begin reaching out to alumni through LinkedIn and AlumniFire and join the St. Lawrence LinkedIn Group. Also, connect with them through special programs designed to foster student-alumni connections.