At the 2023 Mid-Year Conference, students involved in an extensive experiential learning initiative presented their project milestones, reflecting the culmination of months of dedicated work. Students showcased their evolving projects, each blending unique research and practical application. The conference was a vibrant forum for exchanging ideas, receiving constructive critiques, and engaging with peers and mentors across various fields. It underscored the students’ growth and adaptability, highlighting the transformative impact of hands-on, experiential education in bridging academic concepts with real-world challenges. Two Industry Panels discussed strategies for employability and success factors in entrepreneurship projects.