At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has opportunities for an applied learning or research experience. This gives Shockers in every major the chance to hold jobs related to their areas of interest—gaining practical experience, a professional network, college credit and even a paycheck, all while still in school.

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.
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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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WSU Now

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.