the World. 

Welcome to the ACU Center for Careers and Experiential Learning. Stretch yourself through new experiences. Engage in meaningful intercultural exchanges. Create original work alongside faculty. Prepare yourself professionally. Grow spiritually.

Go. Do. Work. Serve. Learn.

Discover your next experience that will stretch you
intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

Go. Do. Work. Serve. Learn.

Discover your next experience that will stretch you intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

Study Abroad

Sending students on an adventure, a communal journey, and a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity—all rolled into one amazing experience.


Undergrad Research

Facilitating faculty-mentored support for undergraduate scholars making original intellectual and creative contributions to their disciplines.



Helping students gain valuable experience and acquire new skills and knowledge while giving employers the opportunity to evaluate talent.


Mobilizing any student from any major to serve through short-term and summer experiences alongside work God is already doing, throughout the world.


Searching for a Career?

ACU’s Career Development office serves as liaisons between employers, alumni, and students. Let us provide you with the services necessary to meet your employment needs.

What Our Students are Saying

“I never thought that Theatre would ever have a place in the mission field until God called me to the mission field. ACU Missions equipped me in opening up to what God’s Kingdom can look like, and my life has not been the same since. It is a transformational experience to see the love of God throughout the world and to witness how the Gospel can drastically impact the lives of people.”

Mitchell Bradford


“One thing I like most about my internship (at the NEXT lab) is the opportunity to learn. There is so much to do and to learn from working here, and also I like the goals that NEXT is wanting to achieve.”

Felix Mbikogbia


“I am so thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Undergraduate Research Festival as a member of the ACU McNair Scholars Program. My project would not have been possible without the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Steven Moore, James Scudder, and the wonderful professors that encouraged me along the way. My time as a McNair Scholar has added to my already amazing experience as an ACU student and has helped me grow as a researcher.”
Tres Cox


Studying abroad is indescribable and, without a doubt, will impact the rest of your life. You cross paths with people and places that you never would have otherwise, you taste food that will monopolize your brain and taste buds for years to come, and you learn lessons that shape you into a stronger, more prepared adult. Everything about study abroad is transformational, and it is something you will never understand until you partake in your very own experience.
Kennedy Guerra


The Value of Experiential Learning

Think Deeply, Globally and Creatively

Deepen Understanding

Applying the knowledge learned in the classroom to unique settings will provide fresh and new insights.

Gain New Perspectives

By stepping out into diverse and global contexts, you will see the world and your education in a new light.

Build Community

Through learning communities and faculty mentorships, you will create friendships and bonds that last a lifetime.

Grow Spiritually

Participating in intercultural experiences and serving those in need will draw you deeper into the mission of God.

Acquire New Skills

Working in a professional setting and applying knowledge through practice will enhance your skills and competency.

Be a Problem-Solver

Facing new situations will increase your ability to think creatively, solve problems and overcome challenges.

Create Original Work

With the guidance and expertise of world-class faculty, you will make original and substantive contributions to your discipline. 

Discern a Career Path

Through hands-on, real world experiences, you will gain clarity about your vocational aspirations.


Learn more about the ACU Center for Careers and Experiential Learning. 

Find us at the east entrance
to the Brown Library

Stop in and chat with us on your way to study, grab Starbucks, or create something in the Maker Lab. 

Our Team


Anne Hocking
Director of Internships and Vocational Formation
(325) 674-4989

Undergrad Research

Candice Ortbals-Wiser, Ph.D.
Faculty Director of
Undergraduate Research




Zane McGee, Ph.D.
Director of Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service
325) 674-3769

Career Development

Kyla Karleskint
Associate Director of Career Development

ACU Center for Careers & Experiential Learning

ACU Box 28261
Abilene, TX 79699