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Experiential learning is any learning experience that is active, hands-on and engaging. Experiential learning can take place in or outside of the classroom and can include anything from internships, lab research, service learning projects, studying abroad and more.

I chose UTSA because…

I want hands-on learning

Experiential learning is proven to be a significant factor in preparing students for their future job roles and is one of UTSA’s key strategic initiatives.

I want to solve real-world problems

It helps develop marketable job skills that are highly sought after by employers.

I want to explore my passion

Experiential learning complements classroom instruction and provides students with a glimpse of what their jobs might be like after college.

Experiential Learning Student

Develop marketable skills that are sought after by employers

Experiential learning is proven to be a significant factor in preparing students for their future job roles and is one of UTSA’s key strategic initiatives.


Average base salary for a UTSA graduate


Students who earned credit for an internship, research, service learning, study away or leadership


Proportion of UTSA's Employer Partners that hire three or more graduates annually

We empower you to learn boldly


We put students first by providing various resources, services and programming to support our students’ academic and personal development throughout their college experience.

Ready to Take the Next Step Toward Your BOLD Future?

Where innovation happens.

UTSA is looking towards the future to develop new opportunities for Future Roadrunners. The Career Center can connect you to career-building resources and help identify potential experiential learning opportunities that align with your professional goals.

Undergrad programs

Undergrad Programs

Roadrunners have multiple opportunities to get involved with research and can access the Student Opportunity Center. This free service lets UTSA students tap into the nation’s largest database for honors and undergraduate research opportunities.

Research Showcase

Research Showcase

Uncover the unknown and dive deeper into your chosen area of study. Annual showcases give students from all disciplines the chance to present their research and creative works.

School of Data Science

School of Data Science

The School of Data Science will support bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence under one collaborative roof.

Isabella Cano

All these experiences have given me the opportunity to have leadership roles...I have also had the opportunity to network with companies and professors, which has given me great job opportunities.

Isabella Cano ’22 – Biomedical Engineering

We go the extra mile.



UTSA is closely connected to the San Antonio community, and we encourage that sense of community through student service projects.



Students at UTSA have many opportunities to attend conferences that relate to their field or encourage skill development.

Start your Bold Future at UTSA