Experiential Learning Fair
In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Center for Advising, Career, and Experiential Learning is hosting the first Experiential Learning Fair to showcase the experiential learning opportunities that exist on the Ohio University campus, in our local community, and across the globe. The fair will bring awareness to and connect OHIO students with authentic, engaging, and transformative experiences.
The inaugural Experiential Learning Fair will take place September 6, 12 – 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Ballroom and Walter International Education Center.
Opportunities for engagement:
The Baker Ballroom will serve as a space for faculty, staff, students, and partner organizations to showcase their experiences, encourage cross-disciplinary exploration, and introduce students to opportunities they might otherwise not have explored
Student attendees are encouraged to ask questions, engage in conversation, participate in interactive displays, and start thinking about the types of experiences in which they would like to engage.
Students can take a deeper dive into some of these unique experiences by participating in information sessions that will be held in Baker 230 and Walter International Education Center room106. Following is a list of information session opportunities with times and locations (no registration required for attendance)
Baker Center 230
12 - 12:30 p.m. - Student Spaceflight Experiment Program – Mission 18: Students from English to engineering and art to astrophysics are invited to join OHIO's team in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program's Mission 18 to the ISS. Ohio University to have about 10 teams of 3-5 students designing experiments. Each team will write a proposal for their experiment to fly. We are guaranteed that one will fly! No experience needed to join!
12:30 - 1 p.m. - The University Libraries: This info session will focus on the ways that the libraries offer and support experiential learning.
1:30 - 2 p.m. - Communication to Lead and Motivate: The Schey Sales Centre is globally recognized as a top program in teaching persuasive communication and sales to all students from all backgrounds. With members from every college represented in the program, we teach skills to develop you into a more persuasive communicator. Whether your goal is to become a leader to motivate people & organizations, sell yourself to potential employers, or share new ideas and innovations to the world, we teach the skills that compel. Join us for a session with actionable takeaways on how you can immediately improve your communication skills
2:30 - 3 p.m. - Creativity in Action: The Center for Entrepreneurship exists to serve all students regardless of major or program. We help people solve problems, create new things, and add value in a variety of ways. Join us for a session that will celebrate how creative you can be - even if you don't believe it.
3:30 - 4 p.m. - Experience the Law at the Center for Law, Justice & Culture: Learn about law and society and pre-law experiential learning including internship, study abroad, research, and more.
4:30 - 5 p.m. - Councilman Micah McCarey discusses Experiential Learning through Athens City Council including:
- History, culture, and creativity
- Economic development
- Entrepreneurship and technology
- Sustainability and Energy
- Diversity and inclusion
Walter International Education Center (WIEC)
15 Park Place, Conference room 106
1 - 1:30 p.m. - Kaylyn Temple: Funding Global Opportunities
2 - 2:30 p.m. - Lydia Smith: Internships Abroad
3 - 3:30 p.m. - Kirsten Dabelko: Exchange Opportunities
4 - 4:30 p.m. - Sarah Arnett, Kyra Jeffers: GO101
Students can also visit the Community Engagement Fair at 29 Park Place from 12:00-3:00 pm.
Study Abroad & Away