Benefits of service-learning

Students in service-learning courses can benefit academically, professionally, and personally. These are just a few of the ways:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn more about your community and social issues
  • Improve your ability to handle different experiences
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Test your skills you have learned from the class to help out your community
  • Grow a professional network of people you might connect with again later for jobs or internships
  • Satisfy your urge toward public service or civic participation
  • Make a difference and contribute to your community

"This course (GERO 432) was special to me because I was able to apply my course knowledge in a real-life, professional setting."

- Sierra Stevens, Class of 2019 Community Health Sciences

"Service-learning is an opportunity to not just give back to others but to give back to yourself"

- Chance Harrison, Class of 2022 Computer Science & Engineering