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Welcome to the Experiential Learning Network

The Experiential Learning Network is the University at Buffalo's central resource for hands-on learning. The Project Portal and ELN Digital Badges are designed to help you find the best opportunities to build experience for your career and demonstrate your skills to future employers and graduate schools.

The best time to start is now, so don't wait to start exploring!

Be in the know about exciting opportunities and resources for hands-on experiences in ELN's newsletters.

Explore your interests. Find your passion. Build your career.

Explore the Project Portal for mentored experiences to build skills and experiences for your career. Browse by project category or search using keywords related to your interests and area of study. 

Newest Research Projects

Newest Virtual Global Projects

Newest Creative Projects

Earn a digital badge while working on a mentored project to display evidence of your skills and accomplishments to future employers and graduate schools. Click on the digital badges to see what other students have accomplished!

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Funding is available to support undergraduate students working on a mentored project or presenting at a conference. 

Project funding helps you take experiential learning to the next level with support to achieve the goals of your mentored projects.

Conference funding is available to help you share the exciting results and impacts of your mentored projects by presenting at conferences. 

This workshop is designed to help you assess your current skills and areas for growth, explore potential projects and start one that aligns with your goals. 

At the end of the 1-hour workshop, you will be on your way to starting a mentored project and earning a digital badge to display new skills and accomplishments on your resume, portfolio and LinkedIn.