Experiential Learning allows students to have a tangible impact in the world and prompts students to think about how their experiences and classroom learning together might lead in their careers. Students are challenged to take advantage of on-campus and off-campus opportunities to gain experience through internships, class projects, research, clubs, study abroad, and leadership opportunities. Some examples of Lehigh’s signature programs include:
The College of Business and Economics and the Lehigh@Nasdaq Center launched Startup Academy in summer 2018. This unique, 10 week internship program gives students the opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurial process by immersing themselves in the innovation ecosystem of San Francisco, as they experience the messy, exciting realities of a startup. In addition to the internship, students engaged in a 1 credit course as a cohort, enabling them to put classroom knowledge into action in real-world business environments while expanding their skill sets and professional relationships.
Professor Jim Maskulka, Lehigh Department of Marketing has designed courses to take advantage of Belgium’s unique and pivotal role in the political, economic, and cultural development of modern Europe. In addition, the proximity to Brussels, the capital of an expanding European Union, enables the student to experience first-hand insights from members of the European Parliament as well as the rich artistic offerings of a major international city
The Tauck Scholars Program, endowed by Arthur Tauck ‘53, provides an opportunity for business students to participate in an international internship or other international educational experience during the summer before their senior year . This scholarship program enables each Tauck Scholar to apply for an international internship program that best meets their interest and career goals.
Global Summer Internship program for Lehigh students that include international co-ops; research experiences, and internships or cohort internships which are led by a Lehigh faculty member that matches Lehigh students with their peers from another country to work as a team on a common problem facing a multinational corporation.