Creating Connections

Experiential Learning at UTC builds bridges between students, faculty and staff, local, regional and global community partners through intentional, mentored learning experiences.

UTC recognizes students who work to articulate the value of these experiences at the semester and graduation levels.


two female students in a social work class sitting outside

Academic Connections

This growing list of over 100 designated classes all have a mentored experiential learning component, adding application to student’s understanding of the discipline.  

Course list by College →

How to apply to have a course or opportunity designated →

Connections Beyond the Classroom

ThinkAchieve promotes learning beyond the classroom: classes that aren't necessarily about topics or themes, but about creating new experiences. Read stories about student experiences below.

Tennessee River

Service Learning

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Students studying abroad

Intercultural Experience

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Student presenting at Research Dialogues


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Engineering students testing music wall

Creative Endeavors

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female student presenting


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Male student interning at EPB


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