Center for Experiential
Center for Experiential Learning
RequCEL takes student learning to a higher level by engaging students in the full “experiential learning” process: Research and Conceptualizing, Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting, Reconceptualizing (Kolb).
This process, however, is not new. It is reflected in various business-related disciplines:
- Design Thinking: Empathizing, defining, Ideating, prototyping, testing, and empathizing again (Stanford).
- Entrepreneurship: Building, measuring, learning (Ries).
- Management: Planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and planning again (Fayol).
What is new is that CEL strives to engage students in the entire process and continuously repeat it, giving students the opportunity to collect data and learn from their decisions – like a computer simulation, only live. This is the experience students have with Rocky’s, CEL’s student-run coffee shop. But CEL students don’t start there; rather, first (1) they participate in emotional intelligence and business communication seminars and as project team members, then (2) they serve as project team leaders and business managers, while subject matter experts coach them. The project team leaders/business managers also serve on the CEL Cabinet, where they advise the faculty lead.
By engaging students on project teams, CEL also helps students prepare for internships. By engaging students as project leaders/business managers, CEL helps students further discern, develop, and employ their gifts and calling. In short, CEL gives them the opportunity to try out their business, particularly management, degrees before they graduate. For 1st and 2nd year students in particular, CEL provides experiences which will help business students secure required internships.
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