There are many reasons for you to complete an Applied Study Term. AST is an opportunity for you to learn from experience – to learn from doing. You can refine your ability to learn on your own, out of a classroom environment.
Focusing on the process of learning will allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, which can help you to become a well-balanced learner. All of these skills are transferable to any of life’s experiences.
Many students have used their AST to advance themselves professionally and/or academically. For example, the AST experience can be a springboard into a new career, or it can be used to determine if further graduate study is needed to advance in a particular field.
By completing an internship in your major area of study, you have the opportunity to discover if you want a career in that field. A student can use the AST experience as a way to create a whole new aspect to current employment. At the very least, it will look great on your resume!