It’s not just what you learn. It’s how you apply it.

Hollins hosts programs throughout the year to help you gain hands-on experience, build your leadership skills, and apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios that challenge your limits so you graduate ready for whatever comes next.

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Get started right away.

The Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning offers programs for all students, starting year one, to expand their horizons, explore the world, and collaborate on research projects they’re passionate about. See what it has in store for you.

Make life-long connections

Tap into Hollins’ built-in network of alumnae/i, faculty, and peers—people you’ll meet throughout your college career who can support your goals and help you get to where you want to be.


of Class of 2022 Graduates

within 6 months of graduation were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military

3 out of 4

Hollins Graduates

complete at least one internship, and over half complete more than one


of Students

enjoy at least one international experience during their time at Hollins

Gain experience doing what you love

Studying is one thing. Doing is another. That’s why we offer multiple programs that allow students to test their skills and find out what works from them, starting from their first year on. So you can pursue your interests or discover a completely new passion.