The SPARK program supports students at Baylor who seek a rich, even extraordinary, undergraduate education. Oftentimes, the students whom SPARK professors mentor decide to apply for a competitive award--a scholarship, fellowship, internship, research experience--at the national or even international level, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Truman, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Boren, and Rhodes.
Our office supports a wide array of opportunities for undergraduate research and creative expression in the Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. These include research internships on campus and beyond, as well as opportunities for funding and promotion through URSA.
The Office of Engaged Learning supports undergraduate students and faculty seeking to work toward the greater good of their community and the world. We provide opportunities for philanthropic engagement through the Philantrhopy & Public Service Program and partner with departments across campus to provide pathways whereby students might lend their burgeoning expertise to the benefit of the community, state, nation, and world.
Internships are an important and proven way for students to gain relevant knowledge in their chosen fields or professions. The Office of Engaged Learning directs students to meaningful research internships, administers a poverty-focused internship in conjunction with the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, and serves as a referral site for a variety of internship opportunities around the globe.
Gaining international experience can be a vital component of an undergraduate education. We work to advise and support students as they seek opportunities for international study, including those that involve meaningful intenrships, research, and/or civic engagement.