The Alfred University Applied and Experiential Learning Program (APEX) will allow juniors and seniors to apply for funding to engage in work experience and study/research opportunities to enhance their career decision-making, increase their opportunities after graduation and inspire them to find their passions in life.
Through APEX, students will:
- Transform a good education into an extraordinary education. APEX will provide a peak experience and new perspective.
- Receive funding which will extend their ability to participate.
- Gain highly valued experience that will make them more competitive in job markets and with graduate schools.
- Refine their desired career fields, and be inspired to find passions in life, whether career-related or personal.
- The activity is structured, intentional and authentic.
- The activity requires a supervisor, professional advisor, or mentor.
- The activity requires structural reflection, self-critique, assessment and documentation.
Which activities will fit our criteria?
- Internships, as a minimum of 45 hours and maximum of one year, with the same organization.
- Co-op as currently defined at Alfred University
- Clinical placements (ie. Athletic Training)
- Practicum experience (ie. Student Teaching)
- On-campus work study and non-work study jobs that are approved in advance
- Volunteerism/Civic Engagement as a minimum of 45 hours and maximum of one year, with the same organization or project
- Women's Leadership Academy capstone project
Study and Research
- Study Abroad or Study Away
- Undergraduate research work including the Honors Thesis
- Service Learning classes as designated in Banner
- ARGUS research or other research approved by faulty
- Capstone projects