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Internships & Experiences

As a member of PCAL's community of student scholars and artists, you are encouraged to explore and take advantage of opportunities that will help you make the most of your college experience. Here, you will find information regarding academic programs and certificates, advisement, study abroad, internship and student research opportunities, and financial assistance, as well as other programs and areas of special interest, which are essential tools you can use to shape your experience at WKU.



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Find your Community

There's more to college than the classroom. Expand your world, make friends, explore your passion, and discover professional opportunities. Explore a variety of clubs and activities to enhance your college journey. Identify your passions  through the many amazing opportunities, students groups, and honor societies PCAL offers.


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PCAL Internships & Experiences

There is no shortage of PCAL internship opportunities within PCAL. Each department offers unique experiences and ways to get involved. See how Sociology and Criminology internships are shaping student experiences in this video.

A few other examples of how you might get involved include:

  • Imagewest is a student-powered AD + PR + Design Agency.
  • The XR Lab is an interdisciplinary, student-based research team focusing on extended reality systems.
  • The Zephyrus is the fine arts magazine published annually by the English department.
  • The Political Science department offers a wide variety of internships.




Explore the World

Studying abroad can be one of the highlights of your career at WKU and is an excellent way to achieve personal, academic, and professional development. Wonderful and challenging experiences await you as you travel across the globe for an internship, service-learning project, or academic program that fits into your degree plan.

International education programs provide you the opportunity to extend your learning beyond the borders of the WKU campus, make global connections, and build skills which are valuable to future employers. 

Study abroad often includes an experiential, hands-on learning component which allows you to gain real-life experience in your coursework or field of interest, experience which is very valuable to employers. Research has shown that those who have studied abroad are more likely to get hired sooner after graduation and have a higher starting salary than those who did not. As graduates compete for jobs in this global economy, study abroad is something that can set you apart!


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Scholarships & Financial Assistance
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Undergraduate & Graduate Research

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD), and its Office of Undergraduate Research supports students throughout the process of finding and applying for scholarships, internships, and a variety of post-graduation opportunities. From grants to graduate school, their staff members will work with individual students to write strong applications and proposals.

Student Research




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PCAL Careers

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Career Services & Interview Preparation

The Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) conducts practice interviews in order to allow students and alumni an opportunity to build confidence and receive feedback before going into a real job interview. The Center conducts practice interviews in order to allow students and alumni an opportunity to build confidence and receive feedback before going into a real job interview.

Career Services

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Handshake is the ACDC's online career management platform. Employers partner with us to post open positions through Handshake. Students and alumni use it to search positions, post resumes, sign up for on-campus interviews, find out about job fairs and events and network with employers.




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 Last Modified 7/24/23