Experiential Learning is an important part of career exploration and development for Muhlenberg students. Experiential Learning occurs during hands-on learning experiences and reflection. For example, an externship is an experiential learning opportunity that involves an individual shadowing a professional to form meaningful connections and experience their daily duties associated with thier job.  

The Career Center helps students participate in externships where they can shadow a professional to get a glimpse of a typical day on the job.

The Externship Program is structured to allow students, specifically targeting students early in their Muhlenberg experience, to shadow a professional (in-person) and gain exposure to their work environment and daily work life. This programs runs over winter break and summer break. Students will explore career options and critically reflect on the alignment with their values and interests before  planning additional exploration. Specifically, through this program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate curricular learning with professional experiences
  • Increase self-awareness of likes and dislikes regarding career interests 
  • Develop confidence interacting and networking within the professional setting 
  • Synthesize information gained through experience to create actionable next steps
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Jessica Deemer '21

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
Address Muhlenberg College Career Center 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104