Experiential Recognition Program

The Experiential Recognition Program (ERP) is an online course that facilitates eligible FSU degree-seeking students the opportunity to earn transcript notation for engaging in experiential learning opportunities. ERP is a non-credit (-0-) bearing course. However, FSU students must enroll in ERP via their SeminoleLink powered by Handshake accounts before the end of the Drop/Add period. The ERP course is graded as an S/U option and will appear of your transcript in that format as well.

Criteria

  • Students must register for ERP via their SeminoleLink powered by Handshake accounts prior to Drop/Add for the semester that they will be completing their internship, to earn transcript notation for an experiential learning engagement (internship, research, leadership, or significant community engagement).
  • NOTE: Students cannot enroll in ERP to receive transcript notation after the experience has been completed.
  • The experiential learning engagement must be a career-related experience (paid or unpaid) through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.
  • Students must enter into the experiential learning engagement with intentional learning goals (minimum of 3 learning goals).
  • Duties and responsibilities of the experiential learning engagement must be clearly outlined.

Benefits

  • Receive a transcript notation for your experience.
  • ERP offers a structured, guided process for reflection and feedback on workplace learning, performance, and accomplishments.
  • Provides an achievement to include on your resume and career portfolio.
  • ERP participants are eligible to be nominated for the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (FloridaACE) and Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Student Intern of the Year Awards.

FAQs

Is ERP open to all FSU majors?

Students from any academic college are eligible to participate in ERP.

***NOTE: International Students enrolling in ERP to satisfy CPT academic requirements should contact The Center for Global Engagement prior to registering.***

Is ERP open to graduate students?

Yes, FSU students at both the undergraduate and graduate level are eligible to register for ERP.

Is there a cost to enroll in ERP?

Students registered for the zero (-0-) credit hour ERP course will be charged one (1) credit hour, UNLESS also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same semester.

When should I enroll in ERP?”

The deadline to enroll in ERP is the end of the Drop/Add period for that semester. Students must have an experiential learning opportunity (internship, research, leadership, or significant community engagement) BEFORE enrolling in ERP.

Apply to Enroll in the Experiential Recognition (ERP) Program

Step-by-step directions for applying can be found in the Experiential Learning Student Guide.

Students must be enrolled in ERP during the same semester they complete an experience and complete required reports and assignments throughout their experience.

You must enroll in ERP prior to the close of the official DROP/ADD period for the semester you are completing your experience. (Please note: For Summer Semesters, the program runs concurrently with Summer Session A and Session C.) You will submit this through your SeminoleLink powered by Handshake account. 

Please note:

The ERP non-credit (-0-) bearing course is an official academic course that follows the academic calendar and university procedures for registration, drop/add and course withdrawal.

Students enrolled in the ERP non-credit (-0-) bearing course will be charged for one (-1-) credit hour, unless also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same academic term.

International Students enrolling in ERP to satisfy CPT academic requirements should contact The Center for Global Engagement prior to registering.

To submit your application, you will need to supply the following information:

  • Employer/Agency/Organization Name
  • Your Position Title
  • Position Description
  • Experience Start and End Dates
  • Supervisor Contact Information - Including name, phone number, and email address
  • Three Learning Goals - Should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely
  • Sample Learning Goals:
    • "Increase sales and event awareness in the Children's Department by keeping all displays current and stocked."
    • "Learn how to effectively use equipment necessary to produce and air a top-notch TV news sportscast show."
    • "Design an internal structural configuration for simple trusses, beams, columns, and shafts in order to meet specified leading and deformation criteria."
    • "Solve a system of linear equations using matrix inverse and matrix calculations."
    • "Learn what is entailed in editing and producing lifestyles magazines and improve my writing skills that will prepare me to work for this type of publication."

You will receive an email confirming enrollment, given you meet all of the criteria.

***This enrollment confirmation e-mail will include next steps including deadline dates for each experiential learning reflection.***

Steps to Complete the Experiential Recognition Program

During ERP, you will be required to complete a Mid-Semester Report, a Self-Evaluation, and a Program Evaluation. You will receive reminders via email when the deadlines are approaching for each requirement. ERP students will also need to complete a Career Portfolio documenting their experiences.

Your supervisor will also be asked to fill out a Student Performance Evaluation at the end of your experience. The Career Center strongly encourages you to discuss this evaluation with your supervisor in order to get constructive feedback regarding your performance.

When you successfully complete all steps of ERP, a Certificate of Completion will be awarded, as well as an "S" grade.

For questions or additional information, please contact The Career Center ERP contact at 850-644-9775, or email cc-gain-experience@fsu.edu.

Program Components

Experiential Certificate Program (ECP)

Experiential Recognition Program (ERP)

Open to all FSU students of any major

Apply before the Drop/Add deadline for the semester you intend to participate

Complete three short reflections during the experience

Fosters the chance to receive feedback from Site Supervisors 

Receive a Certificate of Completion for a career goal-related experience

 

Receive transcript notation for a career goal-related experience

 

Zero-credit (-0-) hour course graded on the S/U scale system 

 

Cost to participate

 

Students enrolled in the ERP non-credit course will be charged for 1 (-1-) credit hour, unless also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same academic term. 

 

 

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