High-impact learning is a trademark at SUNY Cortland and approximately 80 percent of our students will learn by doing before they graduate. Practices can include internships, undergraduate research and volunteer work. At SUNY Cortland, they’re carried out by several groups, offices and departments on campus.
- Undergraduate Research Council: A burst of student research complements a national push for innovation, inquiry and scientific progress. And it is experiencing a renaissance at SUNY Cortland thanks to the university’s Undergraduate Research Council (URC), which provides programming and financial assistance for the work of student scientists, researchers, scholars and aspiring professionals in fields ranging from education to medicine.
- Institute for Civic Engagement: SUNY Cortland is a major source of energy in the community and no where is that more evident than the Institute for Civic Engagement. Each year, more than half of our students contribute approximately 200,000 community service hours through service-learning, internships and volunteering.
- Career Services: When students graduate from SUNY Cortland, there’s a good chance they’re entering the job market with relevant work experience. By their senior year, three-quarters will have participated in an internship, clinical assignment or field experience. Career Services is a major resource for students seeking guidance as it relates to life after graduation — whether it’s a resume critique, graduate school essay review or information on employer recruitment.