Experiential Education Opportunities for Students
Additional prior opportunities can be found on our archive.
Winter Term Field Experience (WTFE) 2014
Begun in the Winter of 2013 by Yasemin Jones, we are repeating it with some modification for 2014. The goal is ultimately to have a substantial participation of Queens College students and some faculty so that the Winter Term becomes a robust activity period on campus with many projects in addition to courses. What we have below to illustrate is the beginning of a document that could be the WTFE 2014 web site in the Provost’s Office under the existing experiential education web page.
Overview of Winter Term Field Work Experience 2014
The winter term at Queens College is filled with opportunities to actively apply what students learn in their classes and what they learn about themselves throughout their college experience. The January Field Work Experience offers students a platform to connect experiential education and academic learning. Providing transformative experiences to students builds upon their academic and professional identities while engaging them with alumni and faculty mentors so they may also reflect on these experiences. These efforts support students in pursuing the Queens College motto "we learn so we may serve" by making their college experience come alive so they may find how to best serve their community.
QC World of Work:
QC WOW (World of Work) is a student run program that provides students the opportunity to go on day trips attending site visits to important and influential businesses in New York. Students get a sneak peak of the dynamics of a business while meeting young professionals, alumni, or others with a great deal of experience to share and also have a chance to reflect on their experience. Another plus is getting great tips on how to present yourself in a professional setting for example, appropriate business attire and general business conduct, etc. For more information or to find out sites already determined, please contact your student coordinator, Wen Si Qu, at email@example.com.
Feed your curiosity during the winter term field experience 2014! Apply what you learn in your science classes and get hands on experience while working in a lab this winter doing science research! Students will work under a faculty adviser/mentor. We will host a reception at the end of the term to share the excitement and findings so far! Please contact Naveen Naqvi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are several exciting ways to dive into business development and entrepreneurship at Queens College. Len Schutzman, a former Senior Vice President of PepsiCo will again teach a comprehensive course, as he did in 2013, to explain the inner workings of business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, international business development, and financial strategies to enhance shareholder value. Through real case studies, students will have real-world analysis that can be applied to actual business situations. Please contact Jonathan Rozenberg at email@example.com for more information.
A variety of community service activities will be undertaken and at the end of the WTFE, a reception will be held to allow the students to see what has been going on in this area at Queens during the term. Community service sites are being determined now. Please contact Emanuel Avila at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Note outside the Winter Term Field Experience, Len Schutzman will also be heading a real world consulting project experience. Four student teams will be advised and mentored by experienced members of the PepsiCo consulting firm. Students will apply their academic knowledge to actual business environments. Finally, again outside the WTFE, high quality internships will be offered through the Economics Honor Society. Internships will take place over a 5-month period from November 15th- March 15th for 60 hours. Len Schutzman will be a mentor for students to guide them and have regular check ins to make sure students are well equipped with the knowledge and confidence they need.
An 8-day June seminar will be offered to provide insights on the structure of the industry through actual case studies. Simultaneously, two half day seminars will be offered on "An Introduction to Consulting" and "Getting into International Business". There will also be a 10 day June Seminar which will use actual case studies to learn about contemporary financial issues like the workings of Wall Street and financial executives. At the same time, there will be a half day seminar on "Opportunities in International Business".
Other activities are planned through the Entrepreneurship Center on campus.
Information Session to Spend July in Vietnam Teaching English
Date: December 4, 2013
Time: Free Hour, 12:15-1:30pm
Location: Powdermaker 154
Join us for an information session on an exciting teaching "internship" assignment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Selected students will spend the month of July 2014 co-teaching (16-20 hours a week) in a "Summer Fun" program hosted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education (SEAMEO). Interns will create lessons in English and participate in extracurricular activities for students ages 5-15.
This is a great opportunity particularly for Education & TESOL majors but it is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Preference, however, may be given to Education and TESOL students.
Room and board is included plus a small daily stipend. There will most likely be a partial subsidy for round-trip air travel from NYC to Vietnam.