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experiential learning, community engagement, graduate teaching, research methods
Educators can provide opportunities for active learning for the students by engaging them in client-based projects with the community, which enhances application of theory and provides students with the relevance demanded from the business community. Experiential learning opportunities through client-based projects provide for such an experience. Students in a graduate research methods class worked in teams to conduct a SWOT analysis for a local non-profit organization. This paper discusses the use of cooperative learning teams to engage in experiential learning with a non-profit.