The Experiential Scholars Program at the University of Florida is a supplemental system that encourages students already engaging with the opportunities offered by the Beyond120 program to maximize their interaction. The program operates on a point-based system that requires students complete 20 points by the time they graduate in order to be recognized as an Experiential Scholar. Put succinctly, students may exercise creative freedom in mixing and matching Beyond120 courses, excursions, study abroad programs, internships and other opportunities of the like that aid in developing an understanding of the professional world and the versatility of a CLAS degree. The Experiential Scholars Program offers support and guidance to current CLAS students so that they may maximize the results of their Beyond120 experience.
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Beyond120 Experiential Scholars are eligible to receive the following:
0 - 2 Points:
Participation in the Beyond120 GroupMe
3 - 19 Points:
Priority registration for Beyond120 events and excursions.
Beyond120 lapel pin
Priority registration for excursions and networking banquets.
Assistance creating a personalized e-portfolio.
Beyond120 graduation regalia and padfolio.
You must earn a minimum of 20 points to graduate as a Beyond120 Experiential Scholar and receive the graduation regalia.
You must apply at least one year before your intended graduation date. By applying as early as possible you will be eligible for exclusive scholarships, events, and banquets.
Why Join the Experiential Scholars?
Going into my third year at the University of Florida, I had little to no concept of what it meant to professionally market myself. At the conclusion of my second year, a professor of mine had briefly mentioned the opportunity to participate in a Washington, D.C. excursion at the end of the summer term. As a twenty-year-old college student, I don't think I was really ready for the impact that the four days in DC with the Beyond120 program would have on me. After four days of intensive networking and site visits with UF alumni and/or invested partners of UF and, more narrowly, the Beyond120 vision, I came to learn that Beyond120 is more than an experiential learning program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rather, it is a way for students to realize the versatility of their CLAS degree and, more intrinsically speaking, their capabilities as active societal participants post-graduation.
Over the past year, I have also gotten involved in the Experiential Scholars Program niched within Beyond120. It provides a supportive, interactive guideline whereby students can learn how to maximize the opportunities and benefits that can be gleaned from participating in Beyond120.