Hands-on Learning at Saint Louis University

Hands-on Learning at Saint Louis University


At SLU, pretty much everything is
hands-on learning. The professors really take an interest in how you’re doing in
the class and they’ll cater to your learning style. I was in a documentary
production class last year and it was very cool. We’re learning how to
use the software and the professor took this footage, we all shot footage
together, and then he put it up on the big screen and we all made a documentary together. Like different kids are shouting out like, “Oh cut cut it right
there,” like, “add an effect right there,” and at the end of the class we had this
really cool documentary that everyone had input on, it was great. Accounting – it
is really great to have those internships because it makes a lot of
what you’re learning into something real. Both of those internships, I actually got
to work pretty hands-on with clients. I think that was a really great experience
to make it real to me and see what it’s actually like from day to day and in the
business world. It’s almost like you can learn as much as you can like from a
classroom setting but you really need to apply it to be able to like ingrain it
in your brain I interned for a year and a half for Battelle Memorial Institute.
It was awesome. We did Centers for Disease Control
Studies, National Institutes of Health Studies. So even though I was an intern, I
really got to see like how the study comes together, how it works. My
internships and my out of class learning experiences have really taught me
adaptability. Had many a conversation and developed many friendships with
individuals that call the streets home so allowing me to take my my economics
and entrepreneurship background and then apply that with those experiences was
really able to provide me a really fulfilling research project. I want to
use business and entrepreneurship with those relationships that I’ve created
and cultivated and begin to build better and more just communities. With the
ethnic meal management class, we prepare foods up in the food lab and then we’d
actually serve it at Fresh Gatherings. I was able to prepare different meals from
several cuisines so like Southeast Asian week so
there we would just prepare an entire meal based on you know a typical cuisine
of that certain area. As I’ve learned in my time here at SLU, you take advantage
of the opportunities that are presented to you, to the doors that are open
to you, because every experience that you have is going to provide you
insight, knowledge, a connection that’s going to lead you to that next
opportunity that might be bigger and better. I think these opportunities that I’ve had at SLU have really prepared me for
the outside world because I’ve worked with professors and professionals and
have collaborated with my peers and instead of just learning about
everything, I’ve done things and I’ll be able to recreate that once I graduate.

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