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Providing experiential education gives students the skills they need to get the jobs they want.

Joel Surette '19 in the Cabot Lab

Our academic programming is intentionally aligned with workforce needs and we continually strive to enhance students’ professional development. Salem State believes experiential learning opportunities give students the skills they need to hit the ground running in their careers.

With the Cabot Wealth Management Lab in the Bertolon School of Business, business students have access to data and tools used by investment professionals, allowing the next generation of Salem State students to access the world of finance at their fingertips. Bloomberg Terminals bring together real-time data on global markets, international news and research, powerful analytics, communications tools and world-class execution capabilities.

Field experiences in schools and community organizations are an integral component of all the programs in our School of Education. Education students experience increasing responsibility as they progress through the program and are provided valuable professional experience in their chosen fields. Whether they’re interested in teaching a school, running a day care center or working in a community education program, students are connected to opportunities that build professional skills and develop career paths.

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Financial aid for internships. Internships give students the chance to build their skills and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Meanwhile, economic constraints and family and work commitments are often obstacles to our students’ participation.

The Center for Career Services offers comprehensive career planning support, helping students gain skills they can use throughout their lives, connecting them with employers and empowering them to proactively manage their career.

The Center for Civic Engagement serves as the nexus for community-based initiatives and service learning. The center creates, manages and promotes programs that connect our students, faculty, staff and alumni to the community.

The Center for Global Engagement coordinates international programs and outreach for students, faculty and scholars based here and around the world. The Center’s mission is to provide every student with the opportunity for global engagements that allow for a deeper understanding of the world.

Taylor Dunn

Taylor Dunn
Director, Campaign and Donor Relations

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