Career Development Offices and Experiential Learning

March 22, 2019
Leeds Career Services Office

Guest Post by Gina Bortel, Assistant Director of Internships and Professional Experience Career Development Office at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

The Career Development Office is best known as a resource for connecting students to employers for jobs and internships. In recent years, experiential learning has been more intentionally integrated into career development across […]

Common Challenges and Best Practices in Experiential Projects

March 6, 2019

What are client-based experiential projects?

A team of students working together, typically for course credit, on a project for a live client. These projects can be thought of as an evolution of the case study but differ in that the challenge to be solved is a current problem for which the client seeks a solution. […]

Reflections on the MBA Roundtable + LEPE Experiential Learning 2019 Workshop (Part 2)

January 25, 2019
Experiential Workshop Reflections

Managing experiential at scale is the context of nearly every topic covered in this workshop. With enough faculty, staff and hours in the day, anything is possible but in the world of constraints, implementing experiential efficiently is the only path to scale.

Reflections on the MBA Roundtable + LEPE Experiential Learning 2019 Workshop (Part 1)

Experiential Workshop Reflections

Experiential project-based learning is the hottest curriculum category in business education (especially MBA) and has been for at least five years. Despite this, very few Best Practices and fewer standards have emerged as guideposts for schools running, growing or launching PBL programs.

Experiential Learning: Institutional Change and a Model that Scales

October 22, 2018
Scaling Experiential Learning at University of Illinois

Guest post by Andrew Allen, Director of Experiential Learning at University of Illinois Gies College of Business

We recently hosted a webinar –sponsored by EduSourced – to talk about our journey in scaling experiential learning at Gies Business. Here is a quick re-cap, along with responses to some of the questions we didn’t have time […]

EduSourced now includes Microsoft Office for online collaboration

October 15, 2017

EduSourced is the leading software platform for real-world experiential projects in the college classroom. Now, it is better than ever with the new Microsoft Office Online integration. For thousands of students and educators, we are the online meeting place between student, educator and industry professional. Collaboration is inevitable which is why there are already […]

360 degree surveys for experiential project teams

October 11, 2017
EduSourced 360

360 degree surveys in experiential projects are the gold-standard for managing team feedback. 360s provide your students with the learning experience of seeing their peers’ and instructor’s view of their performance on a project relative to their self-perception.

Harvard Business Review describes 360 surveys as the one thing they have seen profoundly and consistently […]

Three Reasons Experiential Projects Fail

March 14, 2017
Three reasons experiential projects fail

2,438: is the number of real-world client based projects completed in EduSourced in the past 2 and a half years. We see all kinds: capstone courses required for every MBA student to complete, undergrad capstones that are the first time a student delivers a project for a real company, mechanical engineering seniors who […]

Your school’s experiential learning initiative needs a higher profile. Here’s why.

August 18, 2016

For years, economists, educators, and employers have been sounding the alarm about the “skills gap” – the widening chasm between employers’ needs and workers’ capabilities. In many industries, there simply aren’t enough skilled workers to fill open positions. The skills gap is particularly acute in the manufacturing sector, where a 2015 Deloitte-Manufacturing Institute […]

5 Steps to creating an experiential learning program on your campus

March 24, 2016

Thinking about creating an Experiential Learning Program to incorporate client-based experiential projects into your curriculum?

These programs allow your students to gain valuable project-based experiences within their desired industries. Client-based experiential projects help everyone involved: the university, the students, and the clients. Yet, creating an experiential learning program from scratch can seem overwhelming. […]

Students: set your resume apart with work experience in the real-world

February 9, 2016

“Your resume is impressive, but we’re really looking for a candidate that has worked in this specific industry before. Come back to us when you gain some more experience and we can talk again”.

As a college Senior or a recent grad, these words might sound a little too familiar. The job market is […]