Real World Opportunities
For many college students, some of the most valuable lessons are the ones learned outside the classroom — in research labs, at internships, out in the field, in a public school classroom, at a volunteer position, and on the job.
Because of this, Farmington offers a number of opportunities that will help you connect your classroom studies to what could be your future work.
In fact, in any given semester, about 70% of all Farmington students are participating in some sort of hands-on learning experience. These include internships, student teaching assignments, practicums, class projects, service-learning and more. Hands-on learning is ingrained in our curriculum and in our campus culture.
What Kinds of Things are Farmington Students Doing?
Right now, students are working with Biology Professor Dan Buckley on a lake water quality monitoring project that provides crucial data for the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection.
Associate Professor of Geology David Gibson and a group of students visited Ireland and Scotland, where they studied rock formations.
Early Childhood Ed. students worked with their professors to develop math curriculum activities for 3 to 7-year-olds.
And Business Economics students worked with Professor Waleck Dalpour to produce a planning guide to help people in the region develop successful small businesses.