Gateway professional practica provide students with real-world experience in consulting, finance & banking, and legal career fields. Students participate in a Rice University faculty-taught semester course that involves a critical on-site experiential learning component at one of our partner organizations. The semester culminates in our students producing a final professional portfolio based on the Gateway experience.
All practica share the following components:
Enroll in an upper-division, Rice faculty-taught course.
Participate in workshops, meet with experts and working professionals, and network with Rice alumni.
Create a professional portfolio during the semester and present a final culminating project to industry experts.
First opportunity to register for fully-funded externship travel opportunities to Austin (Law practicum participants), Washington, D.C. (Judicial practicum participants), and New York City (Finance practicum participants).