When asking secondary education and biology double major Angela Girodier '22 if she’s more passionate about research or teaching, she quickly and emphatically says “both.”
Emmanuel College staff, faculty and students share a deep understanding of the role hands-on experience plays in educating the whole person. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, abilities and values from applied learning outside a traditional academic setting. These experiences stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, cultural competency, leadership and other valuable skills.
When students are given opportunities to integrate classroom knowledge with real-world situations such as research, field placements, global study, internships and service-learning projects, their learning becomes significantly more powerful.
From analyzing the neurological basis for synesthesia to studying the history of colonialism within a cultural context, Emmanuel students explore multiple pathways to valuable, hands-experience, synthesizing new information both independently and on faculty-led research projects.Learn More
Through international opportunities such as study abroad and faculty-led travel courses, students benefit from authentic interactions, experiences and personal connections with the cultures and people of other countries, gain firsthand knowledge of what life is like in other areas of the world and expand their overarching understanding of our increasingly global society.Learn More
Many of the great challenges facing society today have moral dimensions that cannot be taught within the confines of a classroom, and through service-learning courses, Emmanuel students enthusiastically and steadfastly engage with purposeful projects that honor our collective obligation to humanity.Learn more
The Emmanuel Career Center supports and guides students in realizing their career aspirations while educating and empowering them to take an active role in their professional development. The College's knowledgeable Career Center staff is committed to meeting students wherever they are in the process of professional development, from internship exploration to choosing a career and embarking on a purposeful future.