We balance classroom learning with practical application so that you gain valuable, on-the-job experience long before you graduate. You will roll up your sleeves and learn alongside top researchers, industry professionals and community leaders as you explore opportunities in the field. Advisors and faculty mentors will help you find opportunities that are right for you.
Internships and Hands-on Learning
With the University of Arizona’s unique approach to career readiness, 92 percent of employers say UA grads have the skills needed to succeed on the job. Here, you’ll engage in experiential learning that equips you with the confidence, connections, and expertise to achieve a successful, fulfilling career.
The University of Arizona’s 100% Engagement program draws attention to these real-world experiences on your transcript so potential employers can’t miss your relevant industry experience.
There are seven competency areas: Civic and Community Responsibility, Diversity and Identity, Global and Intercultural Comprehension, Innovation and Creativity, Interdisciplinarity, Professionalism, and Sustainability.
Engagement courses for Sustainable Plant Systems, include:
- PLS/PLP 399, PLS/PLP 499 Independent Study
- PLS/PLP 392, PLS/PLP 492 Directed Research
- PLS/PLP 393, PLS/PLP493 Internship
Throughout these courses, you will work in faculty research settings and campus facilities, including the Campus Arboretum, the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, the UA Herbarium, and industry partners in public gardens, educational institutes, sustainable agriculture, government and nonprofit organizations.