For Students

I just finished a CEL course. I'm hooked. What next?

  • Continue volunteering at the community organization. Now that you know the organization, you are a valuable asset.
  • Move forward with a service-based idea or advocacy project related to the population you worked with or issue you explored. Start or join a MOVE program which relates to the population or issue you explored.
  • Design an undergraduate research study around a community issue of importance to you.
  • Apply for an internship at a non-profit organization.
  • Write about your experience!  Submit a proposal for the annual Experiential Learning Showcase at the SMC Spring Undergraduate Symposium or an article to the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research
  • Join "Fix It with Five"and explore the philanthropic side of community engagement.
  • Become a CEL Teaching Assistant. Interested in taking a leadership position in a future CEL course? Talk to your professors about their ideas and needs and get trained through the CEL office.
  • Ask about being a part of the CEL Advisory Committee.
  • Enroll in another CEL class!

Planning to study abroad? Check out the options for international community-engagement programs such as International Partnership in Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL) , Community-Based Research on Critical Global Issues through the School for International Studies, and Community-Based Learning through the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University.

Graduating soon? Explore service careers/opportunities after college.

Catholic Volunteer Network
Peace Corps
Teach for America
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Mercy Volunteer Corps
The Pallotti Resource Center

Related links for students:

Student Clubs and Organizations
Fix it with Five
Edmundite Center for Peace & Justice 
Study Abroad
Internship Office
Environmental Council
Students in Service AmeriCorps Program

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