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Experience First

Experience First Group

Need to prepare a student for the workforce? Give them experience...first.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
— Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

GU's Experience First program teaches workforce preparation from freshman year on.

FRESHMEN

New Student Seminar & Skills for Success Course.

SOPHOMORES

Students attend a retreat in Washington, DC and reflect on their experience.

JUNIORS & SENIORS

The Experience First Capstone Course, led by a faculty member, pairs GU student teams with business and community leaders for work on real-world, high-stakes projects. Student teams brainstorm and implement solutions to actual needs faced by their assigned business leaders. Through this semester-long program, they gain skills and confidence to navigate the working world beyond classroom doors.

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