| The Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is designed for students pursuing graduate studies at HNU. Central to the program is the expectation that students will apply classroom learning to a professional work setting. Collaboratively, students and their supervisors identify annual learning objectives – something students are studying in their academic programs that they want to attempt in a real-life setting. For example, an assistant coach may want to intentionally apply educationally-based theories of motivation to coaching. Or, a sports information assistant may want to intentionally apply communication theories from counseling psychology or marketing to the design and enactment of social media strategies that promote attendance at events and student-athlete recognitions. |
Students in the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) receive up to 18 graduate units and a room in the University’s residence halls (if a room is available), in exchange for their educationally-based work in the program. To be eligible for the program, a student must be fully admitted to a graduate program at Holy Names University and must be making satisfactory progress towards the appropriate degree. The appointments are made on an annual basis (July 1 through June 30) and are renewable annually, based on performance and progress.
Consideration -For full consideration, submit an application for graduate admission to Holy Names University prior to June 1. On the application, select Experiential Learning Program in the appropriate field (contact the coordinator of the program to confirm).
-Indicate the academic program you plan to pursue.
-HNU preference is given to candidates who have at least one year of work experience beyond undergraduate degree.
-Include a resume with your application for admission and a letter of intent. The letter of intent should indicate what position(s) you are interested in and what you offer to the Experiential Learning Program and the students who you would interact with in both the classroom and experiential settings. Please send resume and letter of interest to the Director of the program, Omar Sanchez at email@example.com
-Upon receipt of your application, you will automatically be considered for the Experiential Learning Program; however, to be accepted into the Experiential Learning Program, you will need to be fully admitted to one Holy Names University’s graduate programs AND you will need to be selected for the Experiential Learning Program.
-Applications will be accepted after June 1, but openings in the program may be limited.
-The selection committee will review applications annually prior to or around May 15. Those applicants under consideration will be contacted for further information.
-The selection committee will offer positions to applicants, based on available openings and the qualifications of applicants.
-Applicants offered positions will also need to submit HNU employment documents (application for employment, background check authorization).
Positions as of May 2017
-Strength and Conditioning
-Men's Basketball (2)
-Women's Soccer (2)
-Men's & Women's Tennis
-Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track
-Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement
-Music Education (Kodaly Center)
More about the Experiential Learning Program
-Contracts are on a year to year basis. They begin July 1st and end June 30th.
-18 units per year are granted
-Room on campus (if available)
Learning Contracts and Outcomes
-1st Year Outcome
-2nd Year Outcomes
Evaluation and Annual Renewal Process
-Renewal is based on the following:
-Progress towards degree
-Good academic standing
-Completion of Experiential Learning Contract
-Completion of two performance appraisals
-Completion of Community Engagement Process
-Completion of two reflection papers