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R.E.A.L. Experience

Relevant, experiential, applied learning (R.E.A.L.) is an integral part of life at Bethel.

How it works

Bethel’s R.E.A.L. Experience program ensures that students encounter a series of hands-on learning activities – inside and outside the classroom - that prepare them to demonstrate the skills that employers are looking for, giving them an advantage in the job market upon graduation.

Market research

Market-driven research

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

Share your story

Share your story

Market-driven research

Connected to the market, we start by asking employers what skills they are looking for in the next generation of workers.

Then we take this information and infuse it into the classroom to shape the learning experience of each student. Preparing you with the skills that will set you apart.

See the skills you'll develop

Hands-on and experiential learning

During your time at Bethel, you will be exposed to real-world, hands-on learning experiences that directly tie to what employers are looking for.

Everything from managing a $1 million investment fund to redesigning a website for an actual company, your college experience will be filled with relevant skill-building opportunities that prepare you for your career of choice.

Paige Goenner

Nursing graduate Paige Goenner ’17 talks about the impact of class simulation experiences in providing hands-on learning.

Read Paige's story

Tell your story

It’s not enough to have quality experiences, you need to be able to articulate them to future employers.

So, we’ve developed a comprehensive  system to help you take advantage of the incredible experiential learning you’ll encounter, document your experiences, and communicate them to employers, giving you the advantage.

Develop your story