College of the Pacific
We believe that all of our students would benefit from being exposed to more opportunities to discover and explore their passions beyond our gates. We call this “experiential learning.”
Almost 80% of current COP undergraduates are exposed to some form of experiential learning experience: in required internships in a few of our majors, on campus in various work study jobs, doing research with faculty in our science laboratories, and many others volunteer in Stockton and in their communities. Help us make it 100%.
College of the Pacific has set a bold vision to ensure all entering undergraduates to COP will have a spectacular experiential opportunity during their undergraduate years, one that will be suited to their interests, and which they can accept because their expenses will be covered.
Students interested in politics and policies will have an internship in the California capital or Washington D.C. or students majoring in Media X, Communication, or Graphic Design will work in a start up in Silicon Valley. Students who are becoming fluent in Spanish, Chinese, French, or Japanese, and students of international finance can study and work in China or Argentina, Tokyo or Paris. Those who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees should be able to work closely with their professors over a summer, in the lab or the library, conducting original research. These kinds of opportunities help students better understand their interests and prepares them to capitalize on them in post-graduate life.Give