Expand Your Horizons Fair - Be Bold, Be Brave. Featuring opportunities in community engagement, education abroad, internships & co-ops, learning communities, experiential learning, volunteerism, and undergraduate research & scholarship.

Expand Your Horizons Fair

Expand Your Horizons Fair
Sep. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom

Your BG Experience goes beyond the classroom. Attend the Expand Your Horizons Fair on Wednesday, September 22, to explore enriching experiential learning opportunities and win prizes. 

Participate in experiential learning activities to hone your skills and become more competitive when applying for graduate school or your dream job! We're here to help prepare you for opportunities and life after graduation by offering multiple impactful adventures as a BGSU student!

At Expand Your Horizons you will find information about:

  • Service and volunteering
  • Education abroad
  • Internships, co-ops and practicums
  • Learning communities
  • Civic engagement and community-based learning
  • Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative opportunities

2021 Expand Your Horizons Fair

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. 

225 Bowen-Thompson Student Union


Civic Engagement & Community-based Learning 

Civic Engagment and Community-based Learning (also known as service-learning) is a gateway for faculty, students, and the community to access opportunities and resources and develop research, teaching, and partnership skills to impact our region and world.

Get Connected

Contact Civic for Engagement in the Marvin Center for Student Leadership to get connected with community service and learning opportunities. 

304 University Hall

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)
306 University Hall

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. 

301 University Hall


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:

110 University Hall

  • 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