Got Experience?

Most professional trajectories are built on a combination of academic work and experience outside the classroom. What will you do?

No matter where you are in your undergraduate career, you can always branch out and get experiences that will augment your classroom learning.


Internships – an opportunity to learn while working – are one way. The Career and Internship Center has resources to help students at each stage of the process – from finding and applying for internships, to making sense of the experience once it’s over. The Career and Internship Center talked to students who shared their internship advice.

Options Beyond Internships

Other options for gaining experience outside the classroom include undergraduate research, community-engaged courses, and volunteering. These opportunities are not simply about working in a lab or volunteering at a food bank – there are literally hundreds of ways to contribute. You might be surprised by what you find.

Stepping out of your comfort zone and pursuing new experiences can feel awkward and uncertain, but always results in rich rewards.

About the Husky Experience Toolkit

The Husky Experience Toolkit is designed to help you make the most of your time at UW, wherever you are in your university career. The articles address four interconnected dimensions of the Husky Experience: Know Yourself, Know the World, Make Your Way, and Weave it Together.