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Scholar-Citizen Experiences

Scholar-Citizen Intensive, or "SCI", experiences attend to the whole student, helping you develop records of achievement in areas important to prospective employers and graduate schools. 

There are two types of SCI experiences:  academic (for credit) and co-curricular (non-credit).  Within these categories are experiences of varying intensity ranging from simple exposure to the goals and mission of the Scholar-Citizen program, to advanced opportunities in public service, leadership, and applied research.


The Scholar-Citizen program prepares students for their life after college by integrating classroom and co-curricular activities that put their intellectual skills to work for the public good and that emphasize collaborative problem-solving. Your record of achievement is showcased in a robsut ePortfolio that demonstrates your skills, knowledge, and capabilities to prospective employers, internship providers, and graduate programs. 

Typical SCI “beyond the classroom” opportunities include specially structured internships, international learning experiences, national and international service trips, and leadership development programming.

Research also suggests that ePortfolios are becoming increasingly important to graduate schools and employers, and can make a difference between winning a competitively sought internship, job, or seat in a graduate program. In consequence, a central component of the Scholar-Citizen experience is cultivation of a robust ePortfolio showcasing the exemplary work and rich potential our students bring to prospective employers and graduate programs. 


Visit the RU ePortfolio Gallery