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At Wichita State, applied learning is a big part of what we do. In fact, every degree we offer has opportunities for an applied learning or research experience. As a Shocker, you'll get the chance to work side by side with established professionals, building contacts, confidence and a strong resume before graduation.

Beyond the classroom, beyond the campus

Thanks to our location in Kansas' largest city, Wichita State removes the barrier between classroom and applied learning in ways others can't. Our vast partnerships in virtually every industry provide students with diverse opportunities to train like professionals—while still in school.

Applied learning for current students

At WSU, we have career development resources for virtually all of your employment-related needs. From help discovering—and landing—your dream job to limitless applied learning, cooperative education and internship opportunities, WSU offers a wide range of career tools focused on your future success.

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Exploring WSU engineering camps as a kid helped Melissa Rocha realize her passion for biomedical engineering and set her on a path to model the way for kids like herself.

Applied learning success stories

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Applied learning impact

Students earned $18 million+ in wages in 2018-19
Co-ops and internships at 500 employers
Students worked in over 4000 job positions in 2018-19 inside the classroom
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Opportunities for employers


Wichita State is always on the lookout for new and innovative partnerships that benefit students, industry and the community. From providing internships for our students to conducting research on our campus, Wichita State has the people, resources and opportunities to help your organization achieve new heights.