One of the only universities to require real-world learning as part of your degree
Gain practical work experience
Build your resume and a portfolio
Make connections with employers
Consult with a town water board on a civil engineering project that can save the municipality thousands of dollars. Create an award-winning ad campaign for a company. Lead a second-grade class through lessons about community and government. Take a cruise to learn firsthand about the hospitality and catering businesses.
Purdue Calumet is a nationally recognized leader in experiential education. We give all students the opportunity to build real-world experience into their curriculum by requiring two courses for graduation.
What makes Purdue Calumet stand out from other universities’ “hands-on learning” programs is that our faculty develop opportunities by partnering with businesses and organizations throughout the community, guide the students’ experiences, and ensure that the quality of the experiences meets national standards for experiential learning.