Experiential Learning in Business The Keuka College Field Period and How it can Lead to Employment
How this is realized at Keuka 1. In the Classroom • Frontloading with course content • Utilizing computer simulations • Assigned Projects • Guest Speakers 2. Out of Class Activities • Field Trips • Corning Incorporated • Silgan Plastics • Coach and Equipment Company
Continued 3. Keuka’s Ropes Course http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8TLv38iHXU 4. Field Period ™ In 1942, a Keuka College graduate and administrator named Edith Estey ’33 created Field Period, and it has been the cornerstone of the College ever since.
The 3 Main Components of Field Period™ • A Self-Initiated Placement: The student figures out where they would like to do Field Period, and our resources will help them set it up. • An Intensive Learning Experience: The minimum time requirement for Field Period is 140 hours, but many students exceed that amount. • A Multi-Faceted Evaluation: After Field Period is over, students are evaluated through a site supervisor’s evaluation, a self-evaluation, handing in a reflective journal, writing a Field Period summary paper, providing some sort of unique documentation, and giving a presentation. (Earns 3 Credits)
Field Period Resources http://experiential.keuka.edu/ Field Period learning contract.docx
Link to Employment • Watkins Glen International Speedway • Michael Eckert • former field period student/ current Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances • Montana McDonald former field period student/current Ticket Office Coordinator
Student Testimonial • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9hIjW62QJ0&index=2&list=PL1-xhG5YPB8G77QhK2lTR63gJOGABr8Tf
Other Examples • Accounting major – KPMG • Management major • w/ Finance concentration– Edward Jones • w/ Sports Management concentration – Tampa Bay Rays • w/ Human Resources Management concentration– M&T Bank, office of Human Resources • w/International Business concentration – Hiep Viet Trading Co., Ltd. – Vietnam • Marketing major – Corning Museum of Glass