We have a number of ways where we inject service learning into the courses. One of the ways that's sort of critical is that every student has to complete an internship.
I have a young woman now that's working with a domestic abuse hotline. And she said it's the most amazing experience she's ever had. We may have one day, we may go in and do a service event.
There certainly are a lot of non-profits and organizations in the area that are looking for assistance.
Employers are looking for students that have the ability to think creatively. Students that can problem solve. Students that are really self-starters. And so the more you can expose students to those experiences before they get out of the workplace, the more competitive they're going to be.
We have several instructors who are adjuncts, and they'll bring in, "This was something I encountered today in my job, how would you deal with that?" That's real practical hands on.
Our business students have to run over the course of a semester a virtual company dealing with financial issues, dealing with marketing issues, dealing with production issues. And I know that a lot of the other programs use those kinds of virtual simulations as well.
As far as internships, if there's a company that you're really interested in working for, the Career Planning Office can definitely help you make a connection with alumni and employers in the area.
For me, I did an internship at a physical therapy program locally. And it taught me exactly what I would be expecting to see in terms of clinical skills that I would have to learn how I would have to interact with patients. There's a lot of opportunity in this area, and that's kind of one of the big reasons I looked at Sage in the first place for undergrad. That's a crucial thing in terms of developing your education and then developing your skills afterwards.