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
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
Students in Service AmeriCorps Program