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Student Development

Henry Student Center • 570-408-4111 (T) • 570-408-7794 (F) • Email

The student development office enhances student life by offering leadership programs, experiential education opportunities, and a variety of extracurricular and social activities which provide meaningful out of the classroom experiences for students. A few of the programs offered include:

Cooperative Education & Internships

Cooperative education is a process that formally integrates a student's academic studies with productive work experiences in professional settings. Internships & Coops provide students an opportunity to see the relationships between course work and actual jobs, meet potential employers, gain employment references, establish relationships with mentors, gain entry into companies that interest them and earn gain academic course credit.

Community Service
Wilkes offers students the chance to serve in all kinds of ways from providing meals to the homeless and donating blood to fundraising for area charities. Every year, too, Wilkes offers an Alternative Spring Break Service Trip that enables students to gain field experience while helping others. 

Wilkes Adventure Education
An alternative learning experience designed to challenge students to engage in physically demanding activities that emphasize wellness and provide practical leadership tools and lessons on teamwork. Students have the opportunity to sign up for adventures such as white water rafting, skydiving, hiking and mountain biking. 

Leadership Opportunities
Offers a variety of leadership programs and services that promote self-awareness, problem solving, service learning and multi-cultural issues, the Institute aims to empower students to explore their own personal leadership styles.

Student Activities
Offers a variety of entertainment options to choose from each weekend. A few of the weekly attractions include indoor rock climbing, ice-skating, skiing, bowling, shuttles to the Wyoming Valley Mall and horseback riding.

Student Development also oversees all event space in the Henry Student Center and the Student Information Desk.


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