A capstone experience involves exploring or researching a topic of interest. This may include, but is not limited to, a research paper, a field study or collaboration with a company or corporation to showcase career or graduate-school readiness. A Capstone Experience allows a student to reflect on the entire student experience, and it often will prepare students to articulate skills and experiences relevant to their work and civic life. The experience is comprehensive and provides a level of independent decision-making that allows the student to transition from the highly-structured educational experience to the complex world of life after college.
Capstone experiences are a great opportunity for students to work in interdisciplinary teams by:
- Consulting and/or designing with other majors for the community
- Conducting research and publishing with other colleges
- Developing ideas that will evolve into entrepreneurial opportunities