Experiential learning

More than just extracurriculars

Experiential learning complements a first-rate engineering education by building the professional competencies that set you apart from the competition. 

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Cultural awareness
  • Empathy
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ethics
  • Grit
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong learning
  • Risk management
  • Systems thinking
  • Teamwork

It’s all by design. (We’re engineers, after all). We not only have a huge and diverse collection of outside-the-classroom engineering experiences to choose from, we’ve also developed the tools and rubrics to ensure that every student can reap the benefits of their experiential learning opportunities.


Immersed is a collection of carefully designed experiential learning opportunities that help make Michigan engineers.

  • Arts & engineering
  • Engineering abroad
  • Leadership development
  • Orgs and teams
  • Research and teaching
  • Human-centered design
  • Work experience
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Student organizations & leadership

Build your leadership and collaboration skills through student organizations and governments, or start making connections through professional societies, including diversity-focused groups.