The Facilitating Integration and Reflection of the Elon Experiences (FIRE2) Toolkit is intended to foster students’ self-reflection and mentoring conversations with peers, staff, and faculty in order to deepen students’ Elon Experiences.

Every Elon University undergraduate student is required to complete two units of experiential learning. Students may complete this requirement by being an intern, studying abroad (or off-campus domestically through Study USA), conducting independent research, taking part in a service-learning project, or holding a mentored leadership position. Students often complete additional Elon Experiences, and they can document their participation on their Elon Experiences Transcript (see  https://www.elon.edu/u/elon-experiences-transcript/).

Learn more about Elon’s Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) at https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/core-curriculum/experiential-learning/.

Students: We encourage you to use these questions to guide your reflection on and discussion with others about which Elon Experiences are the best match for you. You also can use them to talk with peers about their plans for their future ELRs and their experiences with ELRs they’ve already completed.

Staff and Faculty: We invite you to pick a few questions to use in conversation with your advisees, student workers, and other students with whom you interact to help them reflect on their Elon Experiences and how they integrate with other parts of their Elon education and their goals.

Questions to Consider Across Elon Experiences

Click below to view question sets you can consider as you decide which Elon Experiences to pursue and as you reflect on how all the Elon Experiences integrate with the rest of your education and with your personal and professional goals. Use the menu to the right to access questions specific to each of the Elon Experiences.

  • What Elon Experience(s) do you think you’d like to pursue and why?
  • How might the Elon Experience(s) support your learning and career interests?
  • How will the Elon Experiences help you in your Elon path and in your life path?
  • In what ways do the Elon Experiences speak to you intellectually?
  • What are your personal and educational expectations and goals for your Elon Experiences?
  • How will the Elon Experiences help you in your Elon path and in your life path?
  • How does your Elon Experience shape what you do, who you interact with, and how you view your community(s)?
  • How might this experience influence your curricular choices (classes, major, minor, etc.)?
  • How does the Elon Experiences intersect with your other (curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular) experiences?
  • How might this experience deepen your understanding of yourself and your direction?
  • What challenges have you encountered during your Elon Experience and what have you learned from those challenges?
  • How does your Elon Experience(s) shape what you do, who you interact with, and how you view your community(s)?
  • How did your Elon Experience(s) challenge you to learn and grow?
  • How might your Elon Experience(s) inform your personal and professional life beyond Elon?
  • How might this experience inform your practices beyond Elon?
  • How might your Elon Experience(s) influence your curricular choices and career interests? (classes, major, minor, etc.)
  • How does your Elon Experience(s) connect with your personal and educational expectations and goals?
  • How did your Elon Experience compare to your pre-experience expectations for it?
  • If you were asked to provide a narrative of your Elon education, how would you connect your Elon Experience(s) to this story?

Questions or comments about the FIRE2 Toolkit? Contact Jessie Moore (jmoore28@elon.edu) and Paul Miller (millerp@elon.edu).