Expand Your Horizons Fair


A curated, interactive, experiential resource for BGSU students

Debuting Feb. 15 and featured throughout the spring 2021 semester

A message from President Rogers

BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers discusses this year’s virtual resources page and experiential opportunities for BGSU students.

Complete the Experiential Learning Quiz

Get acquainted with valuable BGSU experiential learning opportunities and resources by taking the Experiential Learning Quiz.  Complete the quiz by March 15, 2021 and be entered into a raffle* to win the following prizes:

Win prizes!

iPad Pro ($750 value)

Falcon Outfitters Gift Card ($200 value)

Amazon Gift Card ($100 value)

Starbucks Gift Card ($50 value)

*Only one entry per student. Winners contacted directly.

Take the quiz

Experiential Learning Panel

Hear from staff members of five different experiential learning offices on campus about the benefits of and opportunities for experiential learning at BGSU.

Experiential Learning Resources at BGSU

Career Services 

Our Career Center team strives to engage, educate, and empower by providing high-quality services in career development, planning and preparation, experiential learning and job attainment.

We provide a variety of programs, workshops, courses and employment opportunities for our students and alumni to attain individual career and life goals. This past academic year, we had over 24,000 student and alumni virtual and in-person interactions and offered nearly 350 events and workshops.

Connect with us!

To learn more about our resources and services, stop by our office in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the second floor, or check out our latest efforts.

The Career Center utilizes Handshake — the nation’s preeminent job recruitment platform that connects students and alumni with on-campus and off-campus employers. Handshake offers many great features including the ability to:

  • Post your resume to connect with employers
  • Apply for part-time and full-time positions
  • Register your co-op 50 experience
  • Sign-up to attend career-related events

Students: To access Handshake, you must log into your MyBGSU account and click on the Career Center section. 

Get Connected

Contact the BGSU Career Center to help with your career development, planning and preparation needs. 

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Community-based Learning 

Community-based learning (also known as service-learning) combines academic inquiry, practical experience, civic engagement and intentional reflection to deepen learning and contribute to community-identified needs. A community-based learning experience can be course-based or co-curricular, and provides an opportunity for students, faculty members and community partners to engage in organized service or community activities. Participants reflect on their service to gain a deeper understanding of curricular content, as well as enhance their sense of personal values and civic responsibility.

Introducing the BGSU Center for Public Impact

Get Connected

Contact the BGSU Center for Public Impact to schedule a consultation and get connected to community-based opportunities. 

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Students build a picnic table at the Wood County Park District during MLK Jr. Day 2018

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)

CURS provides several grant opportunities for undergraduate students to fund research, scholarly, and creative projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects from any discipline of field are welcome. The projects can be conducted individually or in small groups. Students can apply for these grants prior to the start of the semester during which they would like to conduct the project. Projects are funded with up to $500 toward project costs ($750 for group projects with 3-5 student), and students will also each receive stipends of $200 for fall and spring semester projects and $2,500 for summer semester projects. CURS also provides up to $200 in travel grants for students to present their projects at external events. Applications are received on a rolling basis for these travel grants. Three large symposia, which are organized by CURS throughout the year, provide an opportunity for undergraduate students from any discipline (with or without CURS funding) to present their projects to the BGSU community and wider public.

CURS: Diversity, Research, Scholarship, and Global Awareness

CURS Fine Cut

Get Connected

Contact CURS to find out more about the grant application process and presentation opportunities

Director, Dr. Cordula Mora (cmora@bgsu.edu)
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A student presents her research poster to guests at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Olscamp Hall

Education Abroad

The decision to participate in an education abroad experience is often the most transforming and inspiring aspect of a student's academic career. Global opportunities, virtual and in-person, are available in over 40 countries. Select from over 500 programs and participate from a week up to an academic year. Program types are offered for any academic and professional interest and comfort level — a cohort experience on a short-term faculty-led program or BGSU Spain or Salzburg programs, or independent experiences on exchange or affiliate programs. No foreign language experience is necessary. Consider an additional international experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, community engagement or undergraduate research project, or a teaching position.

Study Abroad - Kaylani Othman

Get Connected

Contact Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships, to learn more about credit-bearing international opportunities. 

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Learning Communities

Bowling Green State University’s Learning Community Network includes a variety of academic residential, theme, and pilot learning communities.  Globally, the communities promote successful student matriculation from high school to college, provide engaging courses taught by dedicated faculty, offer mentorship by graduate assistants and peer leaders, and engage members in service and leadership development opportunities in order to promote and foster student academic and personal success.

BGSU Learning Communities

Get Connected

Contact the Office of Learning Communities for any questions pertaining to the network or its respective programs or to obtain program-specific marketing materials:

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  • Contact information for all learning community directors can be found on respective learning community landing pages.
  • Individualized meetings with Dr. Brett Holden, Academic Affairs Coordinator of Learning Communities, Office of the Provost, for anyone inquiring about general learning community benefits and offerings welcomed and encouraged. Email Brett at bholden@bgsu.edu
Students from Chapman Learning community look at house blueprints with a contractor during the Habitat for Humanity house build in 2019