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Incorporating Expert Perspectives in the Learning Experience

In this video, Prof. Wilks and Dr. Martinez discuss the benefits of students hearing from industry professionals to increase knowledge of potential opportunities in the field. Building authentic experiences can make the learning more relevant and help to improve student engagement and retention. Students learn about different avenues for employment and other field tips they would not receive from textbooks. Dr. Martinez and Professor Wilks share how they found various stories that resonated with their students and insights for other instructors who might be considering this approach.