Build the Pride: Experiential Learning
Our Experiential Learning Priorities
Best-in-Region Co-op Program
Serving business, engineering, and computer science majors, our co-op program is the finest in the greater Philadelphia region:
- 100% of students who complete our 12-month co-op program graduate in 4 years, not the typical 5.
Through mentoring from faculty, coaching from a co-op advisor, and connections with alumni, Widener students are able to secure a meaningful co-op in their field of professional interest. The co-op program at other universities rarely rivals this level of personal support.
These distinctions allow us to attract and retain the brightest, most promising students. But keeping these promises requires substantial resources.
Support Co-op With Your Generous Gift
The more opportunities we can give students to pursue research and share their findings, the better prepared they will be to thrive and distinguish themselves in their lives and careers.
Our annual Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) Symposium brings together students and faculty to share discovery, celebrate inquiry, and build connections that lead to further opportunity.
Support the Symposium With Your Generous Gift
Other Opportunities to Make an Impact
When you host a co-op or internship, you're preparing students to make immediate, meaningful contributions to their field by building their confidence and technical skills.
WidenerCONNECT is our social and professional networking platform that connects our vast network of alumni and students.
When our students graduate, they don’t just start their careers; they continue the work they’ve been doing all along. Find out more about how we can help you recruit the talent you need and deserve.
Ways Your Gift Supports Experiential Learning
Students often turn down or turn away from unpaid internships in their fields because of economic considerations. A new, donor-funded program is designed to help overcome the financial barrier.
Renovations to Academic Center North, Cottee Hall, and the Chester Community Clinic in the newly renamed Julie E. Wollman Hall will help facilitate and support Widener’s focus on interprofessional learning.
Through his academics, support from his professors, and campus leadership opportunities, Brandon Matambo ‘23 has fostered the knowledge and skills to take on world-class experiences.