Ensuring Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is at the heart of what it means to prepare for a professional career at Husson University. An education focused on providing the best professional learning requires students to apply academic theory to real-world situations. These include internships, simulations, real-time financial investing, an executive-in-residence program, practicums and other hands-on experiences. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report listed Husson as one of the top ten colleges and universities in the nation with the “Highest Rate of Student Internships.”

Most of Husson’s students must work at least part-time in order to provide for their educational expenses. Some internships are nonpaying and, though they provide excellent real-life work experience in professional fields of study, they do not help reduce the cost of a student’s education.

The campaign has set a goal of $1,000,000 to support experiential learning opportunities.


"I discovered the emphasis on experiential learning and getting people out into the field and I think that's very important."

– Matthew Plaisted, '17, Physical Education