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178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Frequently Asked Questions about the BME Undergraduate Applied Experience

Guidelines | Checklist | Fact Sheet for Supervisors

Portfolio Deadline

Submit Spring portfolios to the course Moodle site by:

December 13 for Fall term
May 4 for Spring term

Reminder: You must have your applied experience approved by the course instructor prior to starting.

How do I get an applied experience?
(1) Networking, networking, networking! (2) Make an individual appointment with a BME adviser to create a concrete plan of action. (3) Visit Career Services in 360 Education Sciences Building.

Can I use my current employer for my applied experience?
Yes, students often use their current place of employment for their applied experience. However, the work of the applied experience must constitute a "new" work experience for the student, and cannot be composed of tasks and duties that he/she has been carrying out previously. New duties, a new project, a new process, or a new division/department must be involved because new learning must be involved. Please talk to the course instructor further about the details of the situation.

Will all 4 credits count towards the required 21 credits in the major?
Yes, the 4 credits will count towards the required 21 credits in the BME major.

What should my supervisor include in his/her letter of evaluation?
Please see Fact Sheet for Site Supervisors.

I had a great applied experience last term. Can I receive retroactive credit for that experience?
Retroactive credit is not granted. The applied experience must be something that the student plans to do in the immediate future, and all details must be approved of in writing (on the Applied Experience Contract).

My project contains some confidential or proprietary information. What should I do about that?
The Department is committed to honoring confidentiality. To this end, we can delete the entire portfolio after grading. We are also willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement if the organization requires it.

Course Instructor

Sarah Morris

Revised September 6, 2017