Bring your education to life with meaningful hands-on experiences.

Thriving at Assumption concerns more than just academics. We want you to strive to become thoughtful citizens with a strong dedication to the common good. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of to transform your worldview, including internships, community service, study abroad, and experiential learning. These experiences also provide skills that will be essential as you begin your professional career.

Experiential Learning in Action at Assumption

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Community Service

SEND Trips, Service-Learning

Spend time giving back to the community as you learn how to be a thoughtful and active member of yours.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs, Rome Campus

Travel the world and gain life-changing experiences that will forever enrich you.

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Career Development and Internship Center

Internships, Alumni Networking, Career Fairs, Resume Workshops

Seize the opportunity to nurture and grow your professional skills and experiences.

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Internships, Student Employment Program

Learn what it’s like to work in your field or discover new career paths.

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Student Research

Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Faculty and Staff Mentorship

Work with a faculty mentor on research projects, acquiring valuable learning experiences.

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Residential Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors, Student Athletes, Campus Ambassadors, etc.

Step up and become involved on campus by taking on a leadership position.

Caleigh Donaghue
Caleigh Donaghue

Elementary Education ’24

“I am currently placed in a first-grade classroom, which I absolutely love! One of the most rewarding things about being an educator is that each day is different. Sure, some things stay the same such as classroom schedule or teacher expectations, but little minds are truly unpredictable, and you just never know what they are curious about that day. This semester, my pre-practicum experience is focused on math in the elementary classroom. When I arrive in the morning, the students are generally just finishing up story time on the carpet with their teacher Miss K. Students transition back to their seats and often begin writing in their journals, responding to the writing prompt of the day. Then, we typically transition to snack and listen to a story on the scholastic’s website, a great teacher tool that I will surely utilize in my classroom one day! Next, we complete our morning worksheet and begin our math lesson. Once math is completed the students head to lunch and I head back to Assumption for my class. My day-to-day tasks and responsibilities mostly include being an extra set of hands in the classroom. I spend most of my time walking around the room helping and encouraging students to stay on task and complete their work.”


of students in the class of 2023 completed at least one experiential learning opportunity


student volunteer hours