“Experiential learning occurs when individuals engage in some activity, reflect upon the activity critically, derive some useful insight from the analysis, and incorporate the result through a change in understanding and/or behavior” — David A. Kolb, American educational theorist
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING–LEARNING BY DOING: participation, leadership, professional or educational development, honors, awards, service, performance, and more. Create an Experiential Learning Student Profile (ELSP) to record these kinds of experiences.
- An excellent way for you to evaluate and document activities throughout the college years.
- Identify and highlight developed skills and accomplishments.
- Think of the ELSP as a complementary component to academic credentials: a formal list of your accomplishments outside the classroom, a supplement to your resume, a crucial component to a portfolio.
- Share your ELSP with prospective employers and graduate or professional school admissions committees. Build confidence!