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Hands-on Learning

Hands-on Learning

Students of all majors graduate from Case Western Reserve University with solid experience in their chosen fields and with a deep appreciation of their community. Through research, internships, co-op, clinicals, community engagement and study abroad, CWRU students elevate their academic experience—and differentiate themselves as extraordinary candidates in the career market and graduate school admission pool.

  • Do meaningful, skill-building work at world-class institutions
  • Work alongside some of the greatest minds in the field
  • Start crafting a resume that will get noticed
  • Build valuable relationships with potential employers and future references

CWRU student doing research in a lab


CWRU makes undergraduate research possible for students of all majors, as early as their first year, by helping students find research projects that fit their interests. Imagine graduating as a published author of a research study!
Contribute from Day One >

Student working at a computer in a business setting


CWRU students enjoy in-house experiences at corporations, nonprofits, startups and government agencies in our neighborhood and around the world. On-campus job fairs and employer visits help students network and find opportunities.
Set Yourself Apart >

CWRU student working on a laptop in a work setting


CWRU is home to one of only 12 accredited co-op programs in the country. Co-op gives students extensive, paid work experience (averaging more than $20,000 for two semesters' work) that often leads to full-time employment.
Get an Edge >

CWRU nursing student writing notes during a clinical experience


Nursing students participate in more than 1,300 hours of clinical work, graduating with confidence in their skills and twice as much experience as their peers in other nursing programs.
Get Nursing Experience >

Student painting a mural in Cleveland as part of a community beautification project

Community Engagement

Whether volunteering a few hours or immersing themselves in service regularly, students gain a deeper appreciation of community and a better understanding of the forces that shape society through service learning.
Learn by Helping Others >

CWRU student takes in the sights on a bridge over a canal during a study abroad trip

Study Abroad

CWRU consistently sends three times more students packing than the national average. Expand educational horizons. Scrap preconceptions. Gain confidence and independence by studying, researching or interning abroad.
Expand Your Worldview >