The Keuka College Field Period and How it can Lead to Employment
The Kolb Model of Experiential Learning (in a nutshell)
How this is realized at Keuka 1. In the Classroom Frontloading with course content Utilizing computer simulations Assigned Projects Guest Speakers 2. Out of Class Activities Field Trips Corning Incorporated Silgan Plastics Coach and Equipment Company
Continued 3. Keuka’s Ropes Course http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8TLv38iHXU 4. Field Period ™ In 1942, a Keuka College graduate and administrator named Edith Estey ’33 created Field Period, and it has been the cornerstone of the College ever since.
The 3 Main Components of Field Period™ A Self-Initiated Placement: The student figures out where they would like to do Field Period, and our resources will help them set it up. An Intensive Learning Experience: The minimum time requirement for Field Period is 140 hours, but many students exceed that amount. A Multi-Faceted Evaluation: After Field Period is over, students are evaluated through a site supervisor’s evaluation, a self-evaluation, handing in a reflective journal, writing a Field Period summary paper, providing some sort of unique documentation, and giving a presentation. (Earns 3 Credits)
Field Period Resources http://experiential.keuka.edu/ Field Period learning contract.docx
Link to Employment Watkins Glen International Speedway Michael Eckert former field period student/ current Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances Montana McDonald former field period student/current Ticket Office Coordinator
Other Examples Accounting major – KPMG Management major w/ Finance concentration– Edward Jones w/ Sports Management concentration – Tampa Bay Rays w/ Human Resources Management concentration– M&T Bank, office of Human Resources w/International Business concentration – Hiep Viet Trading Co., Ltd. – Vietnam Marketing major – Corning Museum of Glass