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Find an Experience Learning Opportunity

From your first semester on campus through your graduate studies, it’s never too early or late to get involved in experiential learning.

Advisors

A great way to start is to speak with your advisor about how to make the most of your time at UT. Ask your advisor to guide you toward courses that offer experiential learning opportunities such as fieldwork, labs, service-learning, undergraduate research, and volunteering.

Faculty

Research takes place across all majors. Early in the semester, talk to your instructors about undergraduate positions they may have available within their research groups.

Peers

Talk to other students about groups or organizations they work with. You might find an unexpected opportunity to get involved!

Undergraduate Catalog

When selecting classes, look for courses that have an experiential learning designation: a course with an S immediately following the course number  indicates a service-learning course, an R indicates an undergraduate research course, and an N indicates an internship course.

Additional Resources

Want to explore more Experience Learning opportunities? The following campus units are staffed with experts who can also help.

Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration

Schedule an appointment or visit during walk-in hours.

Student Union, Level 2

  • Get on track with major and career exploration
  • Learn about Vol Treks, internships, and part-time jobs

Check out the Career Profile, in which you can:

  • Explore majors and career paths under consideration by searching job titles and salaries of recent UT graduates
  • Report your internship or study abroad experience
  • Report your next step after graduation (job, graduate school, military, entrepreneurial pursuits or whatever yours plans are)

Jones Center for Leadership & Service

Walk-ins welcome.

Student Union, Suite 193

  • Find community involvement activities
  • Expand your leadership skills

Office of Undergraduate Research

By appointment only—email ugresearch@utk.edu.

Melrose Hall, Room H109

  • For all majors—uncover deeper meaning in your academics
  • Acquire specific skill sets needed to compete in various career fields and graduate school

Programs Abroad Office

Virtual walk-in advising available. See the PAO website for more info.

Melrose Hall, Room G101 (1620 Melrose Ave)

  • Prepare yourself to compete in today’s globalizing world
  • Study, intern, and engage in service-learning abroad

Living & Learning Communities

If you have LLC questions, email University Housing at housing@utk.edu.

217 Andy Holt Ave

  • Live and study in residential neighborhoods with students who share your academic and professional interests
  • Connect with faculty, develop your leadership capacity, and discover opportunities for service and undergraduate research

First-Year Programs

If you have questions about FYS programs or courses, email firstyear@utk.edu.

Greve Hall, Room 217

  • Ensure your transition to UT goes smoothly with tailor-made courses for new students
  • After your first year, become a peer mentors and assist faculty and staff instructors in a section of FYS 101

Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships

By appointment only—email onsf@utk.edu.

Greve Hall, Room 316–17

  • Get assistance with finding and applying for nationally competitive funding opportunities
  • Attend ONSF information sessions and workshops throughout the academic year

Academic Success Center

Visit the center’s website for academic coaching and tutoring hours and to schedule an appointment.

Greve Hall, Room 324

  • Find tutors, academic coaches, and support programs
  • Discover tips and resources tailored to each academic year on the center’s website