Academic Professional Projects enhance professional skills and provide an applied professional experience.


Academic Professional Project; paid/unpaid; projects are under guidance of an approved mentor with relevant professional experience.

  • Typically, undergrad students or grad students with academic department permission.
  • Qualifies as ECCE engaged experience /elective (undergrad students only) or general elective requirement.
  • Option - complete as part of Study Away Experience.
  • Learn more about projects.


  • Gain professional experience, explore career paths, build professional and transferable skills, contribute to the future of the world.
  • Examples: creation of new software/app; entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Flexible option for students with time constraints and competing demands.
  • An enhanced resume setting you apart from others.

Related Course(s)

Requirements/ Prerequisites

  • Prerequisites vary by academic major but typically require completion of at least 3 core courses.
  • Must be related to field of study.

Finding Opportunities

  • Independent student search; design a project of interest.
  • Request OEL personalized assistance to search/locate projects.

How to apply/ register