Service Learning integrates academic study with community service and advocates volunteerism toward social causes. Faculty who make service a part of the curriculum and community organizations who provide a learning outlet, provide students with opportunities to develop skills while contributing to their communities.

Benefits Include:

  • Linking classroom instruction to real-world situations
  • Getting valuable, work related experience
  • Building your resume
  • Helping others in your community
  • Networking with colleagues, community partners, and possible future employers
  • Improving interpersonal skills
  • Developing skills and exploring career choices
  • Completing applications for job shadowing, internships, or employment opportunities
  • Gaining valuable references
  • Establishing mentoring connections 
  • Getting a societal perspective on real world problems