Creating REAL Opportunities
Strengthening the connection between academic and high-impact, co-curricular experiences is one way to develop students who are capable of solving problems, leading, and innovating in a diverse and interconnected world. Through REAL (Reserach Experience and Applied Learning) opportunities, students can gain real-world skills, prepare for their careers, and achieve personal growth. The campus provides various resources to assist faculty and staff in creating REAL opportunities for students.
The Teaching and Learning Commons supports faculty and staff who wish to incorporate research experience and applied learning components into their curriculum or program.
Academic Internship Program: Faculty oversight is a critical component of an academic internship experience. Students completing AIP 197 work with a faculty member to produce a research paper or project relevant to the internship experience, intended to apply an academic perspective to practices encountered at the internship.
UC San Diego Global Seminars: 5-week summer programs taught by UC San Diego faculty in different countries around the world.
- Career Services Center: Can present to your class on careers related to a field of study, provide your department or program meeting space to meet with groups of students, and partner with you on other events to help your students' career development.