Experiential learning integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development.

Davidson offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning including internships, research, study abroad and community-based learning. For a full overview of opportunities at Davidson, visit Catalyst. The Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development (Matthews Center) focuses on developing opportunities for internships and research so students can gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.  

Based on data from the Class of 2019, approximately 84.9% of Davidson graduates completed at least one internship or guided research experience. The Matthews Center is one of the primary campus resources for any student seeking an experiential learning opportunity.

Through Handshake, students also have full access to comprehensive guides for creating application materials and developing interview skills as well as industry specific resources (login required).

Your Chance at Experiential Learning Meet with a Career Adviser

Meet with an adviser that can help you create a plan for your internship or research search process.