Learning By Doing

Learning outside the classroom helps you hone practical skills, build relationships and strengthen your experience so you are set up for success.

A student working on the dock.At Roger Williams University, we understand that an education today needs to be experiential, linking theory with practice.

The University is continually investing in innovative programs, both academic and co-curricular, to provide transformational educational experiences that unlock the potential of students as lifelong learners, professionals and global citizens. The aim is to integrate traditional, classroom-based teaching with intensive experiential learning.

Whether out in the community, working on an interdisciplinary project through our Community Partnerships Center, completing a customized internship with a regional or global business, or working in the laboratory doing important research with a professor, students solve problems creatively. They learn to communicate effectively and think critically – the very skills that employers say are too often missing in today’s college graduates.

Take a look at the below categories of engaged learning opportunities and learn why RWU graduates have a built-in advantage over those from most other schools when applying for grad school or that first job, and are further ahead when they take the next steps on their career path.