Experiential Scholars

NOTE: This is ONLY available to students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please email beyond120@advising.ufl.edu with any questions.

What is Beyond120?

Beyond120 is the experiential learning area in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Beyond120 team is housed within the Academic Advising Center of Farrior Hall. We offer coursework, workshops, scholarships and excursions. We also connect students with internships, study abroad, and much more.

Why Should I Consider Participating in Beyond120?

The world of work is constantly changing and evolving, but there are many ways to prepare yourself and opportunities to explore. The Beyond120 program is designed to assist you through experiential learning. We offer several opportunities designed to help you construct a powerful vision for your future and build the skills necessary to reach your professional goals. Go beyond the classroom by participating in an internship, studying abroad, attending workshops, or leading a project. Go beyond what’s required, beyond what’s expected, and beyond what’s conventional. Go Beyond120.

Am I Eligible to be a Beyond120 Experiential Scholar?

All students pursuing a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can participate in Beyond120 activities. However, to apply to be an Experiential Scholar, you must have already earned at least 3 points from the Beyond120 engagement menu. You can apply on the Beyond120 website.

What are the Benefits?

Beyond120 Experiential Scholars are eligible to receive the following:

  • Priority registration for Beyond120 events and excursions.
  • Graduation cord and certificate of completion.
  • Networking dinners and award banquets.
  • Assistance creating a personalized e-portfolio.

What Are Some Examples of BEYOND120 Excursions?

During the 2018-2019 school year, students visited the FBI field office in Tampa, Infinite Energy in Gainesville, and Gator alumni in Washington DC. Students have also shadowed physicians and heard from prominent UF alumni on campus. In May 2020, the Beyond120 program will offer students the opportunity to travel to Washington DC for to visit internship sites and hear from Gator professionals in DC. These excursions are designed to explore various industries and understand what a typical day looks like in the life of a professional.

How Can I Earn Points?

You must earn a minimum of 20 points to graduate as a Beyond120 Experiential Scholar and receive the graduation regalia.

Beyond120 Engagement Menu

Tier One: 5 points each;
must choose at least one
Tier Two: 3 points each;
must choose at least two
Tier Three: 1 point each;
must choose at least three
Full-Semester Internship Beyond120 Project Leader Beyond120 Workshop
Full-Semester Research Break Week Shadow/Excursion Beyond20 Skills Curriculum
Full-Semester Study Abroad/Exchange Short Study Abroad/Exchange Beyond120 Podcast Participant
Beyond120 Coursework Beyond120 Podcast Participant
Beyond120 Guest Speaker Event
Informational Interview
Beyond120 Excursion: 1
The activities listed above must be completed through the Beyond120 program. You must complete activities from each of the three tiers above. The remaining 6 points may be completed from any tier.

When Should I Apply?

You must apply at least one year before your intended graduation date. However, we strongly encourage you to apply once you earn 6 points. By applying as early as possible you will be eligible for exclusive scholarships, events, and banquets. The deadlines for each semester are as follows:
Spring – February 15
Summer – June 15
Fall – October 15

What Does the Application Entail?

The Beyond120 Click the ‘Apply’ button below to view the Experiential Scholars application. The application will ask for information about engagement points you have already earned.

When Should I Apply to Receive Graduation Regalia?

Email beyond120@advising.ufl.edu for information on regalia and certificate of completion.