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SLU EXPeriential Learning Program

Saint Louis University wants to give talented students like you a head start, at no cost to you. Get a feel for what it’s like to study at SLU by enrolling in our EXPeriential Learning Program.

You'll earn digital credentials and become eligible for micro-scholarships through on-the-job opportunities like virtual internships, power skills courses, events and competitions. Discover why SLU is right for you while you build your résumé and prepare for your career.

We Cannot Wait to See All You Learn and Accomplish as You Start Shaping Your Future.

With SLU EXP, you can explore any of the following opportunities:

Global Virtual Internships

Virtual internships allow students to explore the working world and connect with a global community while considering their SLU enrollment. Students can choose internships in innovation and entrepreneurship, health care management, project management, data visualization or digital marketing and more, gaining impactful insights while earning career-ready credentials.

Power Skills Course

These courses help you consider and prepare for your future career to make the most of your time at SLU.


Show off your prowess and exercise important life skills by entering one of our many competitions while building your network and earning micro-scholarships.


Explore career paths by participating in one of our workshop events, where you explore critical thinking, enhance your communication skills and earn skills badges for your résumé. We also have informative events through which you can become more aware of various domains.

Your Journey

Step 1

Create your account on Excelerate.


Step 2

Participate in experiential learning opportunities of your choice.


Step 3

Complete the opportunity and earn micro-scholarships.


Step 4

Redeem your scholarship toward any SLU program.

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Virtual Internship Schedule

Please register at least one week before your desired start date.

Start Dates

  • June 12, 2023
  • June 26, 2023
  • July 10, 2023
  • July 25, 2023
  • Aug. 14, 2023
  • Aug. 27, 2023
Please note: Depending on cohort size and availability, you may be asked to participate in a different cohort than you initially requested.

Upcoming Opportunities

CPR/AED Certification

Heart disease remains one of the most common causes of death today. And while heart attacks, cardiac arrest and other dangerous ailments are most common among older adults, the fact is that they can strike anyone at any time. 

This is why getting a CPR certification is so important. Having an army of individuals equipped to respond to such situations while the ambulance is on its way is a decisive factor in saving lives.

As part of our mission to train people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies, we offer CPR training to help you save a life when every moment counts.

By completing this course, you will get CPR Certification accredited by the American Healthcare Academy. The certification is valid for two years per the AHA guidelines and has been designed to help you acquire the skills to respond effectively in emergencies.

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Cracking the Interview Code Workshop

Do you feel nervous or unsure of yourself when it comes to job interviews? Do you struggle to communicate your skills and experience in a way that resonates with potential employers? If so, then "Cracking the Interview Code" is your solution.

By the end of "Cracking the Interview Code," you'll have the knowledge and skills you need to stand out from the crowd and land your dream job. You'll know how to present yourself in the best possible light, showcase your skills and experience, and demonstrate your value to potential employers. 

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Digital Marketing

Internship Role: Social Media Analyst

Task: Analyze GlobalShala's social media presence, and devise newer methods to improve audience interaction.

Learning Outcomes: Learn the best practices and proven digital marketing and communications strategies.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Internship Role: Innovation Consultant

Task: Identify a new product or business to launch and the steps needed to make it a reality for a start-up.

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to ask the right questions, experiment with ideas, apply analytical thinking and work effectively in teams.

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Data Visualization

Internship Role: Data Analyst

Task: Analyze data from GlobalShala's marketing team on ad campaigns to generate actionable reports for future campaigns.

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to analyze data effectively using data visualization and improve the look of presentations and data visualizations based on best practices in design.

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Project Management

Internship Role: Project Manager

Task: Create a project plan that GlobalShala will use to plan, organize and execute a global competition.

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to create and manage a project team, develop a team charter, project schedule and project scope while also dealing with crises in projects.

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Health Care Management

Internship Role: Adolescent Health Advisor

Task: Consult SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital to develop programs that address the health-related needs of high school students and their school community.

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to conduct a needs assessment that informs planning for healthcare services and communicate project goals to stakeholders.

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Get Ahead Before You Get Started

Bring your learning to life — expand your network and gain valuable experience through these exciting opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in SLU EXP?

All current and prospective undergraduate students can participate in SLU EXP. Any current or prospective graduate students for a two-year degree program can also take part.

How can I start participating in SLU EXP?

To sign up for SLU EXP experiences, you must create an account on Excelerate — our experiential learning partner. On Excelerate you can access all SLU EXP opportunities and earn scholarships.

What do I have to do in this internship?

These virtual internships are on-the-job, experiential learning opportunities where you will work with students like yourself from around the world to solve real-life business problems. Each week you will receive a set of tasks to complete, all contributing and building toward your final report and presentation for the company.

Is there any time zone requirement for these virtual internships?

This is a global internship where you will work with students from around the world. You are free to coordinate your internal meetings at the convenience of all group members. There will be synchronous weekly assignments and check-in meetings, and you will receive at least one week of notice for the same.

Do I have to pay to participate in these opportunities?

No. This offering is completely free.

What is Excelerate?

Excelerate is a first-of-its-kind platform that connects students with employers from across the globe to bridge the gap between education and employment. By offering on-the-job virtual internships, certifications, power-skill courses and more, students are better equipped to enter the working world.

Is there a limit on how much scholarship I can earn?

Students can earn up to $2,500 per experience, with no limit to the number of experiences they enroll in.