REAL (Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning) Experiences

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REAL stands for Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning, and is shorthand for VCU’s experiential learning initiative. It is a student-centered and faculty-driven answer to a challenge given by President Rao to ensure that every VCU graduate has at least one high-quality, experiential and career-focused learning experience during their time at VCU.

Internships by Major

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Internships are designed to be exploratory — a great chance for you to explore a potential career field or organization before committing to a full-time job. Internships can be paid or unpaid. The most effective internships are project-based and connected to your field of study or career interests. Other ways to get experience in your chosen career path before graduation include both externships and research experience.

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