Student Engagement Program

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Community engagement and experiential learning are at the heart of the Global Honors curriculum, enriching students’ understanding of real world dynamics. The IGE Student Engagement Program (SEP) opens up classroom learning through site visits, internships, and executive level mentorships. We welcome active membership in the IGE's Community Advisory Board and its growing network of business and community leaders committed to collaborating for our shared future.

Student participation in the SEP involves a combination of site visits, attendance at IGE guest speaker events, and the establishment of professional network contacts.

The purpose of SEP site visits is to bring students into environments where they can understand the complexities of decision-making, entrepreneurship, and innovation, to name just a few processes that orient them to the flexibility, adaptability, and lateral thinking they need to be successful in an interdependent world. By meeting with executives and rising junior employees from a variety of fields at globally-connected companies, students can explore career options, develop professional contacts, and make critical connections between honors coursework and the world outside their classrooms. 

  • Community partners interested in hosting a SEP site visit may review the SEP Site Visit Format for more information.
  • Students participating in the SEP may review the SEP Checklist for more information.
  • Student participanting in SEP site visits must complete a UW Field Trip Consent form, customized copies of which will be provided prior to each visit.

Site visits and other SEP activities are arranged and announced on a quarterly basis. Please email IGE Program Coordinator Alexis Wheeler ( for more information.

Previous SEP Site Visits

Spr '18: Port of Tacoma, Tacoma

Aut '17: Moss Adams, Tacoma

Aut '17: Center for Urban Waters, Tacoma

Spr '17: Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA

Win '17: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle

Aut '16: MOD Pizza, Tacoma