Three Hamline students and an alumna can be seen on billboards around the Twin Cities as part of the university's Education in Action
campaign. These billboards highlight experiential learning that Hamline undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Business
and School of Education
are engaging in through internships, study abroad programs, and in-the-field training. Zach Knudson, School of Business
Knudson, a business administration major
, participated in an internship with the pilot program of the Hamline Student Marketing Agency, where he was able to develop and implement social media campaigns and help to produce a video for a Fortune 500 company.
"I learned so much more in my internship about teamwork than I ever could in a classroom," Knudson said. "Working on a real project for a public organization is a very different experience than working in a group for class. I feel I am getting more than a degree; I'm gaining experience about what it's actually like to work in business."Heather Hammond, School of Business
Hammond, an undergraduate management major
, completed an internship with Second Harvest Heartland
and feels like she not only gained valuable experience, but she is using her education to make a difference.
"At Hamline, you don't just feel like a student sitting in a classroom and taking notes," Heather said. "I'm growing, developing, and gaining real-world experience."
Libby Otto, School of Education
Otto, a secondary education and English major, received field experience as a student teacher. Hamline allowed her to gain clinical experience her first year, which enabled her to solidify her decision to pursue a career in education.
"I was able to see what does and doesn't work in a classroom, how to shift the lesson plan to make improvements, and spend time with administrators throughout the school day to get an inside perspective," Otto said. "Many schools do not offer clinical experience during the first year, which allowed me to confirm earlier than later that I was on the right degree path for me."
Denise King, Hamline MBA
King participated in a study abroad seminar to Vietnam with the Hamline MBA program. King found that the experience, along with guidance from Hamline faculty, gave her great insight into global business and markets.
"This experience has enriched my understanding significantly. I am more prepared to examine strategies more carefully to understand the implications of business decisions," King said. "I also understand more clearly the financial effects of sales and marketing decisions."