Employers & Alumni

Learn more about APEX

APEX is Alfred University’s new applied and experiential learning initiative. During our first two pilot years, we will provide 200 juniors and seniors with a $1000 award for one experience. After the pilot program, the award is for $2000, for all juniors or seniors, who apply with a qualifying experience.

  1. Goals:
    • Provide additional ways for alumni and friends to engage with Alfred University by bundling existing internships/projects into the APEX brand, and/or allowing you to utilize AU students for currently unbudgeted internships or projects
    • Help all Alfred University students take advantage of transformational opportunities outside the classroom.
    • Enhance students’ career decision-making, increase their opportunities after graduation, and inspire them to find their passions in life.
    • With APEX, students can feel better about saying “yes” to unpaid opportunities. The award can be used toward transportation, housing, food, professional clothing, or equipment and supplies.
  2. Types of Experiences:
    • In order to qualify for the award, an experience must fall under one of the following categories:
      • Work (internship, co-op, or project-based experience of at least 45 clock-hours)
      • Study (study abroad or study away programs)
      • Research
  3. Employer or Supervisor Responsibilities:
    • Site supervisors are expected to oversee students’ work and ensure both the quality of the learning experience and the work produced. The applied learning activity should have hands-on, real-world context.
    • If you do not have funding available to pay student interns, the APEX program allows you to create an impactful unpaid experience for which an AU student could apply for an APEX award. For example, an art alumnus could design an unpaid apprenticeship and post it with the CDC as an APEX experience. Students would then know they need to apply for APEX funding if they want that experience.
  4. How to list your opportunity with us:
    • If you already offer a paid internship, co-op or research opportunity:
      • Post your position with Alfred University on Handshake
      • Encourage the student that you hire to apply for an APEX award.
    • If you want to create an unpaid position:
      • Connect with the APEX Coordinator, Logan Gee
      • Write a position description, use “APEX” in the job title, and post it on Handshake
      • The student you hire must apply for an APEX award in order to fund this opportunity
  5. Student Responsibilities:
    • Students will go through an application and approval process to ensure that the experience qualifies.
    • If employers already provide internships or research opportunities, then the student must choose whether or not they want to apply for an APEX award to go toward the experience.
  6. More Information:
    • Connect with us for more information or to discuss how companies, employers, and alumni can support APEX.