Community-Based Learning

Community is a major component of the Big Picture model. We believe that the best learning happens when students are actively engaged in the local and global community.

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Big Picture students in the 101 advisory participate in CBL, or Community-Based Learning. The purpose of CBL is to help students build the skills and experience necessary to be successful in an internship or job through networking with local professionals.

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CBL consists of a series of day-long group trips to work with local businesses and organizations, student-conducted interviews of professionals in a field of interest, resume building workshops, and shadow days at potential internship sites. When a student demonstrates that he or she is prepared to move into independent community based learning, (s)he is able to take on a full, 2-day/week internship.

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