Experiential Learning


The sky is not the limit.

Blue reaches higher.

In fact, blue is almost unlimited—especially when it comes to experiential learning.

Real-world experiences teach our students how to apply classroom learning in a career setting. Internships in any field, in Nashville and around the country. Study abroad locations from Tianjin, China, to Bogotá, Colombia. Over $40 million in research grants annually. Leadership and professional development opportunities for any career path. The College of Business offers an entire retreat focused on business etiquette and interpersonal skills.

Even in everyday classes, students benefit from our faculty members’ professional experience—many have had successful careers in their fields, allowing them to share insider knowledge.

Make the most of your time at Tennessee State and like many of our students, you’ll graduate with a job or grad school acceptance in hand.

Internship Sites

Build your resume at one of these sites or work with the Career Development Center to set up a new one.

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Boeing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • FBI
  • Hands On Nashville
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • Head Start and child care centers
  • Health and senior living facilities
  • What do you want to do?

    Projects TSU students have contributed to in recent years:

  • Created robots for a space station

  • Improved crop yield in Cambodia

  • Interned at music studios, the FBI, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and more

  • Assisted with cyber security at the Department of Energy

  • Collaborated with faculty in our nanoscience and biotechnology laboratories

  • Researched media influences on childhood obesity

  • home to the inventor of the cell phone microchip.

  • comfortable in your own skin.

  • impeccable manners.

  • not giving up without a fight.

  • using your voice.

  • real-world research and internships.

  • fearsome on the field.

  • confidently making your way in the world.

  • looking sharp.

  • the Warm Welcome BBQ on the quad.

  • passion.

  • knowing and speaking your mind.

  • inheriting the strength of leaders and champions.

  • Originality.

  • “WTST, The Blaze!”

  • doing graduate work at yale, mit, penn state, purdue and ohio state.

  • moving up.

  • trusting your perspective.

  • the ferocity of the tiger.

  • social preparedness.