What are 'experiences'?

Experiences are an entirely unique uConnect content type, like blogs, events, jobs, etc. They are designed to uniquely represent experiential learning opportunities that don't quite fit into the definition of a 'job', 'class', or 'organization', per se.

Below, we've identified a few examples of opportunities that could be represented as uConnect 'experiences':

  • study abroad programs
  • volunteer trips
  • employer treks
  • employer-sponsored challenges
  • research projects
  • scholarships + fellowship programs
  • and more!

Experiences are designed to make it easy for students to see insight on the experience itself, application information, and content on the sponsoring organization, whether that be a partner university, employer, or non-profit.

Below, we've outlined the different fields you can fill out for any given uConnect 'Experience' with definitions and examples.

What do the different experience fields mean?

  • Title: the title of the experience, i.e. 'Semester Abroad in Sydney, AU'
  • Description: a description of the experience, i.e. 'a two week volunteer trip to North Carolina'
  • City: the city that the experience takes place in, this is especially relevant if it's an exchange program or off-campus opportunity
  • Country / State: the state and /or country that the experience takes place in, again, this is especially relevant if it's an exchange program or off-campus opportunity
  • Start + End Dates: the start and end dates of the experience itself, i.e. the day a research position starts and ends
  • Application Deadline: the date that applications are due, if the experience requires a student to apply
  • Decision Date: the date that admittance to the program will be announced, again, if the experience requires a student to apply
  • Experience Sponsor: the department or school sponsoring the experience, i.e. a three week Digital Photography Program in Cuba may have been sponsored by the campus Art or Photography Department
  • Experience Logo: a logo or icon that represents the experience and / or any non-university affiliate of the experience, i.e. an employer or non-profit sponsor
  • Experience Link: a link to an external website that details more information about the experience itself
  • Website: a link to an external website that details more information about the employer, university, or non-profit sponsor
  • University Sponsor: if the sponsor of the experience is a partner university (say, for a study abroad program), include the name of that university here
  • University Logo: the partner university logo (if the experience is sponsored by a secondary university)
  • University Description: a description of the partner university (if the experience is sponsored by a secondary university)
  • Header Image: a unique image that shows a bit about the experience

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