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The REAL Program

Implementing NASA simulations. Excavating and cataloging artifacts from a Mission period adobe house. Creating accessible healthcare policy. Designing and painting a mural for the Forge Garden. These are some of the amazing things REAL students are doing.

Experiential Learning is key to an education through the College of Arts and Sciences. As an institution that recognizes the importance of learning beyond the classroom, we aim to provide paid research, internship, project, or creative work opportunities for all undergraduate students within the College. Through the REAL Program, students can discover their interests, gain a rich understanding of a particular field, discern their career goals, explore future employment fields, and grow their professional networks. Experiences funded through REAL last up to ten weeks during the summer; alternatively, our REAL@Work program supports multidisciplinary team-based projects during the academic quarters.

300+

Students Placed

$1.3M

Distributed to Students

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Ashtin Campbell (pictured) is incredible! She is professional, smart, takes initiative, and has a great work ethic. She has really helped the Learning Department move forward with our goals to revamp our training. She has great ideas. I look forward to working with her for the rest of the summer and would love to continue into the school year.

Daisy Manapsal, Director of Learning

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

REAL Internship Propels SCU Alumnus Toward Prestigious Fellowship

Alex McCarty ‘18 obtains Thomas Cole Fellowship, post-graduation

Past and Future REAL Scholars Engage and Network with Mentors

May event prepared new scholars for summer work and projects

Recent SCU Alumna Gets REAL About Her Work at the Triton Museum

Athena Snyder '18 takes art world by storm thanks to the REAL program.

Alma Niu
Student Trio Launches SCU-Cisco Internship Collaboration

REAL@Work is next phase of successful REAL program