What is Experience Guaranteed?
It's an active process in which the learner is guided through an intentionally designed activity to gain practical experience, self-awareness, and transferable skills. This practice allows the learner to think critically and reflect on the experience. The partnership between the learner, educator, and other contributors is integral to the learning activity.
Enhance your college career by participating in any of our exceptional experiential learning opportunities available below. ODU promises to provide all Monarchs with relevant experience throughout their college years and to provide them with skills and knowledge needed for their future careers and global citizenship.
Participate in education abroad through a combination of consortia and faculty-led programs.
Monarch Model UN
The conference introduces students to the U.N., international issues, legislative processes and parliamentary procedure.
A retail store where entrepreneurs can sell their products in a low-risk environment.
Strome Entrepreneurial Center
Individual advising/mentoring for those who want to start a venture or already have a business.
Innovate Monarchs ODU
Identify an ODU student challenge or issue and present your solution to ODU leaders.
Women's Institute for Leadership Development
An 8-week training program to develop leadership skills essential for academic and career success.
Freshman Summer Institute
A 4-week online program to develop strong first-year leadership skills and acclimate to campus.
Hands-on leadership experience with workshops, overnight retreats, and more...
LSI Leadership Certificate
Students who complete 3+ sessions in a semester receive a certificate and medal for graduation.
Monarch Leaders Retreat
Develop effective leadership strategies. Expect team-building, networking dinner, panels, and much more.
ODU Comprehensive Leadership Program
The program consists of 3 developmental phases that guide you from Freshmen to Graduates.
Undergrad Research Program
Get involved with ODU's active research community to gain a competitive edge in your field.
Academic & research activities to help support you in entering PH.D. programs.
National Science Foundation Research Experience
Students study closely with faculty & researchers on specific research projects.
Service & Civic Engagement
Course-based and co-curricular opportunities available for all things related to service & civic engagement.
Career Development Services
Find part-time jobs off and on campus to gain work experience and earn money for college expenses, including Federal Work Study and Learn and Earn Advantage (LEAP) Programs.
Get a competitive edge in your future career with our active learning experiences.
An opportunity to engage with students in a residential community surrounding a particular theme or topic area of interest.
Impact Learning Communities
This experience offers students with similar interests such as criminal justice, outdoor recreation, pre-med, and more, to learn together. Check out what Fall 2021 had to offer or contact us if you're interested in joining us for Fall 2022.