Gain Experience, Make Connections

Through AlamoEXPERIENCE, students participate in experiential learning opportunities to engage with employers, develop their skills and establish connections for their future careers.

What is Experiential Learning?

Employers hire individuals who can demonstrate soft skills and career-related skills. Experiential learning provides a real-world understanding that enhances academic success through active learning experiences and personal reflection. Self-reflection empowers you to take charge of your own learning and make connections to launch your career journey.

Why is experiential learning important?

A college degree or certificate often plays an essential role in achieving career goals, but the skills you obtain through experiential learning can make your application stand out to potential employers. While gaining key experiences, you can also explore your skills and determine if a career would be a good fit for you.

8 in 10 Surveyed Business Leaders say soft skills are the most important in an employee. (Source: Grasgreen A, “Preparedness Paradoxes,” Inside Higher Ed)


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Student Job Board: Handshake

Take the next step in your profession by accessing our career network. Connect with local and national employers to find relevant openings, internships, and part-time work. Explore personalized job recommendations, upcoming career fairs, interview opportunities, and more.

Log in with your ACES username and password.

Launch Your Career

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Interested in a short-term, paid micro-internship?

The Alamo Colleges District, in partnership with Parker Dewey, is offering short-term, paid, professional assignments.

Explore internships that are available year-round, and range from 5 to 40 hours of work over the span of one week to one month.

These projects can launch your career with opportunities to develop new skills, explore career paths, and build career networks toward a full-time role.

Companies range from Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

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On-Campus Opportunities

The AlamoEXPERIENCE portal allows students to capture their work, connect with people within the Alamo Colleges District, and build their résumés with the AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript.

Log in with your ACES username and password.

Find Experiences

What is an AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript?

Your academic transcript showcases your courses and grades, and your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript highlights your career readiness and soft skills – such as teamwork and problem-solving. It will include clubs, organizations, campus activities and experiential learning opportunities in which you participated.

Share your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript with your academic advisor, employers, universities and on internship and scholarship applications to highlight your experience.

To access your transcript, log in to the portal and from your Account Profile menu on the right side, scroll down and select Experience Transcript. Click the Print View/PDF button to print /save in your preferred format.


Examples of experiential learning include, but are not limited to:

  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Clinicals
  • Practicum
  • Field Observations
  • Student Teaching
  • Research
  • Job Shadow
  • Study Abroad
  • Service Learning


Explore the four categories of experiential learning at the Alamo Colleges:

Co-curricular Learning


Explore activities related to coursework including classroom-based learning projects, public speakers, panel discussions, research projects, and more. Co-curricular opportunities allow you to apply knowledge and reflect on what you have learned.

Speak with your faculty about the co-curricular learning opportunities offered in your courses.

Extracurricular Activities


These activities foster student involvement and strengthen the culture of the institution. Opportunities include:

Student Leadership InstituteStudy Abroad

Explore by college:

Northeast Lakeview CollegeNorthwest Vista CollegePalo Alto CollegeSt. Philip’s CollegeSan Antonio College

Field Experience


This includes workplace learning that directly relates to career application.

Workplace Learning – Community Work-StudyInternshipsStudent Job Board

40% of U.S. Associate Degree Graduates with relevant internships had a good job waiting at graduation, versus 6% who did not have an internship. (Source: Gallup-Strada Associate Degree Study)

Surveyed students graduating in 2019 who participated in a paid internship, were expected to make $10,000 more than unpaid and/or non-intern. (Source: 2019 Student Survey Report - 4 Year)

Service Learning/Community Service


This combines learning objectives with meeting the needs of our community.

Connect with service learning opportunities with organizations such as the San Antonio Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity by connecting with your college’s advocacy center.

Advocacy Centers

Explore by college:

Northeast Lakeview CollegeNorthwest Vista CollegePalo Alto CollegeSt. Philip’s CollegeSan Antonio College

Contact Us

Cassandra Segura
Director of Career Resources & Services