NMC student Rachel Colby on an internship
"L/earning" opportunities

Internships offer students the chance to learn real-world skills while getting paid.

NMC business students collect food for the hungry
Making a dent in hunger

NMC Professional Communications students host Food for Thought food drive.

NMC audio technology program students run the show at the City Opera House
Experiential learning live

NMC Audio Tech students handle the sound for a show at the City Opera House.


NMC students interested in Experiential Learning opportunities should browse the options listed here. Use the contact button below the list to reach out to the ELI with questions.

Experiential learning designated courses

The ELI is excited to share the newly created list of Experiential Learning Designated Courses (ELDC) in the Searchable NMC Course Catalog (online version). This allows students to actively search for experiential learning courses each semester. For directions on how to search for ELDCs to go:


International Services and Service Learning

Career Services

Student Groups on Campus


  • LinkedIn 101 Webinar by Chaim Shapiro- Recording
    • Creating a “winning” LinkedIn Profile that stands out and gets you noticed
    • Find and engage the “right” people that can make all the difference in your job search
    • Learn how to create and amplify your “personal brand” on LinkedIn

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Contact the Experiential Learning Institute


Experiential learning is important because students grow not only in their intellectual capacity but also personally, professionally, and civically. They have a greater capacity for empathy and compassion in the way they see themselves and the world.



Spring semester 2022

NMC's Motor Sports Club "Gearheads"

NMC’s Motor Sports Club "Gearheads" notched its best finish ever in the Blizzard Baja endurance race at Michigan Tech Saturday, overcoming a breakdown and single-digit temperatures to beat a host of engineering teams from four-year universities.

“The race is designed to destroy the car,” said Automotive Technology instructor Wayne Moody. “We fix our car and put it back on the road.” He added the race epitomizes experiential learning.

NMC was the only community college, only one-car team and only automotive program to compete.

~ Video Motor Sports Club:  NMC motor sports backwoods baja 2023 - YouTube

In the News 

Scenes From NMC's Inaugural Experiential Learning Symposium

May 6, 2022

NMC names first class of Experiential Learning fellowship recipients

February 3, 2020

NMC Launches Experiential Learning Institute

April 5, 2019

NMC's experiential learning teaches real-world skills

July 26, 2018