Work-integrated learning

Learn through short-term industry projects and work simulation programs


How it works

As a student, you’re itching to get hands-on experience on real-world projects. Your instructors would love to make that happen. And companies are looking for student talent to work on their projects.

Work-integrated learning pulls it all together. It opens the door for ASU educators and clubs/organizations to work with industry partners who seek support for projects they are attempting to address in the field. Working together, this partnership develops, manages, and embeds hands-on learning experience into club activities and course courses.

Examples of projects and simulations include:


Icon - Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications

Icon - Develop Machine Learning Software

Develop Machine Learning Software

Icon - UX/UI design

UX/UI design

Icon - Launch Social Media campaigns

Launch Social Media campaigns

Icon - Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Icon - Product development

Product development

Icon - Research


Icon - Graphic design

Graphic design

Icon - Public Relations

Public Relations

Student experience in applying what they’ve learned to real-world problems is a top indicator of workplace success. 


Work-Integrated Learning gives students the tools to engage in hands-on learning. This form of experiential learning introduces students to what work might look like in their future career and helps them develop skills to be a successful professional.

Recent studies show that bachelor’s degree recipients that participate in work-integrated learning have higher personal income, believe that their education helped them achieve their goals, experience higher career satisfaction, and think that their education was worth the cost. 

However, national studies indicated that students of color, low-income students, first generation students, and female students are less likely to participate in these types of experiences.

Our charter demands that we address this challenge. Short-term industry projects and work simulation programs are where we are starting.

The Power of Work-Based Learning, Strada, 2022.


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