One of the distinguishing factors of an SE+ experience is the
connection between the work they are doing and the student’s career
development. This is often accomplished through learning objectives.
What are they?
Learning objectives help the student identify what they are learning
throughout the SE+ experience by connecting *competencies to specific
projects or tasks. Learning objectives also provide supervisors
concrete examples for evaluation purposes, both midway through the
experience as well as at the conclusion of the experience.
How do you write them?
Learning objectives should be written by the student in conjunction
with his/her supervisor. The student should identify three to five key
elements they hope to learn while completing their projects. These
skills can be specific to the student’s field, or more general
skill-sets he/she wants to enhance. It’s important to make sure the
learning objectives are measurable and achievable.
The supervisor can then help the student pinpoint what projects or
work assignments will help the student achieve his or her objectives.
Keep in mind that the learning objectives are not all about the
student and should align with goals of the organization/department.