Professional experience throughout your college career

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Professional experience throughout your college career


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Bloomsburg University offers students multiple opportunities to obtain professional experience and build a career network while pursuing a degree.

Alumni and Professional Engagement
  professionalu@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4058

Global Education
  globaleducation@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4973

Undergraduate Research
  jhranitz@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4208

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Capstone Experience Scholarships

A capstone experience helps you apply what you are learning in the classroom, establish a professional network and obtain career experience in a workplace while earning your degree. Faculty mentored research, academic internships, study abroad, creative performance activities, service projects or attending a professional conference are all considered capstone experiences. These experiences allow you to get involved in your career path, learn about the world and work alongside colleagues and faculty mentors. To help offset some of the cost of participating in these experiences, Bloomsburg University offers Professional U Capstone Experience Scholarships. All full-time degree students may apply for financial assistance.

To apply, you must complete an online application, submit a letter of reference from a faculty member willing to mentor you through the experience, a resume and a learning goals essay of 500 to 1,000 words. Scholarship recipients are required to participate in professional development seminars, including an e-portfolio workshop, prior to beginning an experience.

Applications are accepted any time, but must be received by these deadlines:

  • Feb. 25 for summer session experiences
  • May 25 for fall semester experiences
  • September 25 for winter session or spring semester experiences

Questions about capstone experiences or scholarships? Email professionalu@bloomu.edu.

Couple supports BU with $1 million gift

Michael and Beth Boguski

Michael ’85 and Beth Boguski, of Mechanicsburg, have committed $1 million to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to support university initiatives including Professional U, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet School and the Henry Carver Fund, Bloomsburg University’s annual fund.

“Bloomsburg University is a very special place,” said Boguski, president of Eastern Alliance Insurance Group and a member of the BU Foundation Board of Directors. “I had a great college experience and received an outstanding and affordable education. Beth and I are extremely pleased to support the university with this financial commitment.”

Through this gift, the couple established the first Professional U Endowed Capstone Experience Scholarship, which will support internships, travel abroad and research projects for students each year.

“Experiential learning opportunities are an important part of the student experience,” said BU President David Soltz. “Often students are offered these opportunities, but cannot take advantage of them due to the cost. Through this gift, Mike and Beth have made it possible for Bloomsburg students to gain the real-world experience that gives them a competitive advantage.”

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