At Saint Joseph’s University, you are encouraged to explore your interests and talents both in the classroom and outside of it. Through a breadth of student organizations and opportunities for hands on learning, you will develop the skills needed to attain your professional and personal goals. You can engage in this real-world experience in numerous ways during your time at SJU, giving you a competitive advantage when initiating a job search or seeking advanced education.
of students complete at least 1 experiential learning opportunity while at SJU
Source: 2018 First Destination Survey
Unite the classroom and the workplace by engaging in full-time, professional work experiences while you are still in college. SJU offers two co-op programs: the general co-op program, open to all Haub School of Business students, and the food marketing co-op program offered through the Academy of Food Marketing.
Service is central to Jesuit identity. Though it's not a graduation requirement, hundreds of Saint Joseph's students serve every week. One way is through Service Learning, which enhances what is learned in the classroom through weekly service at local schools and non-profits. Service-learning courses allow you to develop leadership skills while addressing issues of social justice in our community. These courses are offered through the Faith-Justice Institute.
Joining student clubs and organizations is a way to gain information and skills in areas of interest. Leadership roles within these clubs and organizations showcase skills, interest, and commitment to employers. Clubs also encourage exploration of interest areas which can allow for greater clarity of professional goals.
Apply theories learned to a real world classroom as part of your culminating experience in the teacher preparation program. Student teaching consists of a closely monitored, full-time, fourteen-week internship.
Immerse yourself in the culture of a different country through the variety of study abroad experiences offered by the Center for International Programs. From study tours to semester and year- long options as well as internships abroad, these experiences will allow you to interact with people different from yourself, learn about other cultures, and experience the interconnectedness of global societies.
Pursue a creative, scholarly project in an area of interest under the guidance of a faculty mentor. By participating in the full-time Summer Scholars program you will complete and present a substantial body of work beneficial to your future career path.
Service is an integral part of the mission at Saint Joseph's University. Weekly service is a way to give back to the Philadelphia community while gaining hands-on experience throughout the school year. Many of the service sites have opportunities that directly connect to professional goals.