Connecting Classroom and Out-of-Classroom Experiences
From the moment you arrive on campus, Hiram helps you become the best student you can be. Your academic experience isn’t just a bunch of classes. It’s a powerful combination of what you learn in and outside of class and how ideas introduced in one place help you understand concepts in another. At a Hiram, you will put those ideas to work immediately: in your job, on your athletic team, in a student organization.
To guide you in this journey, Hiram introduced, in 2014, a program called Hiram Connect. It is designed to help you think about and begin to answer the 5C-questions at four specific times during your undergraduate career:
- during the first year experience
- when they declare a major
- while they are participating in the required experiential activity (an internship, study-away trip, or research project)
- as they work on their capstone project
At each of those junctures, you will be asked to “connect the dots” between your classroom and out-of-classroom experiences. In doing so, you will be prompted to draw on all kinds of diverse experiences as the background for thinking about and answering the 5Cs.
By the time you graduate, you will have completed at least one internship, study away trip, and/or research project with a faculty member. These opportunities set you apart from other college graduates.
And because our faculty have been trained to use technology in cutting-edge ways, you will use your college-issued iPad pro to learn in ways you never have before – getting you ready for the 21st-century workforce you’ll enter after you earn your degree.