• Experience Recognition Program

Experience Recognition Program

Get recognized for engaging in experiences outside of the classroom! Whether you’re participating in an internship, research, creative, leadership, or significant community service engagement, earn recognition for your résumé. 

Please note: 

At this time the Experience Recognition Program (ERP) is only able to accept and process applications that can accommodate virtual, remote work.  

No in-person experiential learning opportunities can be approved for Fall 2020 ERP enrollment.

If you have questions about this requirement or would like help securing a virtual internship or experiential learning opportunity, please email us at cc-erp@fsu.edu

Students earn recognition in 1 of 2 ways:

Completion of the Career Center's Experience Recognition Program (ERP) satisfies the requirements for the Formative Experience liberal studies curriculum requirement and fulfills the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society Internship Engagement Area.

ERP: Certificate Recognition Option

The ERP: Certificate Recognition Option allows all FSU degree-seeking students and alumni the opportunity to earn a certificate of recognition for engaging in experiential learning opportunities. There is no academic credit, cost, or tuition associated with ERP: Certificate Recognition Option.

FSU students must enroll in ERP: Certificate Recognition Option via their NoleNetwork account before the end of that FSU academic semester's official mid-semester date (For Summer Semesters, the program runs twice, concurrently with the Summer Session A and Session C sessions.)

Once your ERP: Certificate Recognition Option application is processed by Career Center staff, you will be automatically enrolled in the program as well as a Canvas group. Only Career Center staff can enroll a student in the program and Canvas group after reviewing and approving the ERP: Certificate Recognition Option application, submitted through a NoleNetwork account.

  • Students must register for ERP: Certificate Recognition Option via their NoleNetwork account before the end of that FSU academic semester's official mid-semester date that they will be completing their experiential learning opportunity to earn certificate recognition.
  • The experiential learning engagement must be a career-related experience (paid or unpaid) through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.
  • Students must enter into the experiential learning engagement with intentional learning goals (minimum of 3 learning goals).
  • Duties and responsibilities of the experiential learning engagement must be clearly outlined.

Successful completion of all 4 steps of ERP: Certificate Recognition Option results in a virtual certificate of recognition being uploaded to your NoleNetwork account  documents section.

Please note:

Requests for enrollment in ERP for students studying at FSU on a F-1 or J-1 Visa is contingent upon approval by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE)’s International Student Advisor Team. When enrollment in ERP is approved by a CGE International Advisor in conjunction with CPT for off-campus opportunities, International Students must utilize the ERP-Transcript Notation option only. When submitting your application please choose the transcript notation experience type.

ERP: Transcript Notation Recognition Option

 

The ERP: Transcript Notation Recognition Option is facilitated through a virtual, zero semester-hour course. The virtual, zero semester-hour course is graded on the S/U scale and will appear of your transcript in that format as well.

  • Please note: FSU institutional policy indicates that students will be charged an administrative credit fee equal to their current tuition rate of one (1) credit hour, UNLESS they are also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same semester.

FSU students must enroll in ERP: Transcript Recognition Option via their NoleNetwork account before the end of that FSU academic semester's official Drop/Add period (For Summer Semesters, the program runs twice, concurrently with the Summer Session A and Session C sessions.)

Once your ERP: Transcript Recognition Option application is processed by Career Center staff, you will be automatically enrolled in the virtual, zero semester-hour course SDS 3802: Experiential Learning.  This course is a *hidden* course; FSU students are unable to self-enroll in the course.  Only Career Center staff can enroll a student in the course and Canvas course site after reviewing and approving the ERP: Transcript Recognition Option application, submitted through a NoleNetwork account.

  • Students must register for ERP: Transcript Recognition Option via their NoleNetwork account before the end of that FSU academic semester's Drop/Add period that they will be completing their experiential learning opportunity to earn transcript notation.
    • Please note: FSU institutional policy indicates that students will be charged an administrative credit fee equal to their current tuition rate of one (1) credit hour, UNLESS they are also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same semester.
  • The experiential learning engagement must be a career-related experience (paid or unpaid) through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.
  • Students must enter into the experiential learning engagement with intentional learning goals (minimum of 3 learning goals).
  • Duties and responsibilities of the experiential learning engagement must be clearly outlined.

Successful completion of all 4 steps of ERP: Transcript Recognition Option results in receipt of a "S" grade on your transcript.

Please note:

Requests for enrollment in ERP for students studying at FSU on a F-1 or J-1 Visa is contingent upon approval by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE)’s International Student Advisor Team. When enrollment in ERP is approved by a CGE International Advisor in conjunction with CPT for off-campus opportunities, International Students must utilize the ERP-Transcript Notation option only. When submitting your application please choose the transcript notation experience type.

FAQs

Is ERP open to all FSU majors?

Students from any academic college are eligible to participate in ERP, either the Certificate or Transcript Notation recognition option.

Please note:

Requests for enrollment in ERP for students studying at FSU on a F-1 or J-1 Visa is contingent upon approval by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE)’s International Student Advisor Team. When enrollment in ERP is approved by a CGE International Advisor in conjunction with CPT for off-campus opportunities, International Students must utilize the ERP-Transcript Notation option only. When submitting your application please choose the transcript notation experience type.

Is ERP open to graduate students?

Yes, FSU students at both the undergraduate and graduate level are eligible to register for ERP.

Is ERP open to alumni?

Yes, FSU Alumni can easily participate in ERP: Certificate Recognition Option by simply registering through their NoleNetwork account. If FSU Alumni would like to enroll in ERP: Transcript Recognition Option, they are encouraged to reach out to cc-erp@fsu.edu to discuss options it requires admissions and enrollment as a non-degree seeking student.

Is there a cost to enroll in ERP?

ERP: Certificate Recognition Option - There is no cost to enroll in the Certificate recognition option. 

ERP: Transcript Notation Recognition Option - For this option, students are enrolled in a virtual, zero semester-hour course.  FSU institutional policy indicates that students will be charged an administrative credit fee equal to their current tuition rate of one (1) credit hour, UNLESS they are also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same semester.

When should I enroll in ERP?

Students must have an experiential learning opportunity (internship, research, creative, leadership, or significant community service engagement) BEFORE enrolling in ERP.

ERP: Certificate Recognition Option - You must submit your application for enrollment prior to the close of the mid-semester deadline.

ERP: Transcript Notation Recognition Option - You must submit your application for enrollment prior to the end of that semester's drop/add deadline. 

Semester deadlines can be easily found on that semester's academic calendar detailed on the FSU University Registrar's site.

Apply to Enroll in the Experience Recognition (ERP) Program

Step-by-step directions for applying can be found in the Experience Recognition Program Student Registration Guide.

Students must be enrolled in ERP during the same semester they complete an experiential learning opportunity (internship, research, creative, leadership, or significant community service engagement) and complete required self-reflection reports and assignments throughout their experience.

To submit your application, you will need to supply the following information:

  • Employer/Agency/Organization Name (sample: "Big Bend Cares")
  • Your Position Title (sample: "Publications Intern")
  • Position Description
  • Experience Start and End Dates
  • Supervisor Contact Information - Including name, phone number, and email address
  • Three Learning Goals - Should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely

 

Steps to Complete the Experience Recognition Program

 

Successful completion of all 4 steps of ERP: Certificate Recognition Option results in a virtual certificate of recognition being uploaded to your NoleNetwork account documents section and ERP: Transcript Recognition Option results in receipt of a "S" grade on your transcript.

For questions or additional information, please contact The Career Center at 850-644-9772 or cc-erp@fsu.edu.

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