Experiential Learning Coaching Appointments

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Shanda Romans

Experiential Learning Coordinator

experiential learning coaching appointments (in-person, or via zoom):

Experiential Learning Coaching appointments are available to Psychology & Psychological Science majors as well as Psychology Minors and are appropriate for the following:

  • All steps involved in obtaining hands-on experience through: Internship, Directed Research, or Preceptorship
  • Career Exploration
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Internship Course Questions

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If you do not see any available appointments, email romans1@arizona.edu. For organizational purposes, please put "ELC" in the subject line.

Appointments are generally 30 minutes.

Do you want to increase your chances of being competitive in your career field after graduation? Do you want to increase your chances of starting with a higher salary? You should definitely consider gaining some hands-on experience during your undergrad!

My mission is to empower students to be active and responsible owners of their hands-on experiences throughout their academic careers.

I aim to accomplish this in the following ways:

  • create a safe space of acceptance, inclusion, and empathy for every student
  • support students with career exploration
  • advise, advocate, and educate students on all of the steps involved in obtaining hands-on experience through an internship, directed research, or preceptorship
  • educate, and encourage students to model the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 8 Career Competencies that are sought after by employers recruiting college grads. They are Career & Self Development, Critical Thinking, Communication, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Technology.
  • act as a mentor for students throughout their academic careers 

As the Experiential Learning Coordinator, I strive to create and foster a positive working relationship with each student meeting you where you are. Through this collaboration I encourage students to take a leadership role in their career goals.

While I am available to assist students, it is the students' responsibility to:

  • make appointments with me
  • search their areas of interest
  • seek out the appropriate contact
  • apply for your hands-on experience
  • complete all the necessary and required documents
  • interview for positions
  • turn in your work plan
  • show up to your scheduled shift every day
  • display professionalism at all times
  • complete all hours required to earn credits within the allotted time frame
  • complete and submit all assignments in any course you are enrolled in associated with their internship, directed research, or preceptorship