Service learning allows a student to bridge the theoretical foundations learned in a classroom with the practical experience necessary to be successful in the workforce. For many employers it is just as important that a graduate have applicable real-life experience. A degree doesn't mean anything if you aren't adaptable to your environment and for many this is a skill that is learned, not taught.
- Jennifer Humphrey, Stanislaus State MPA Student
Service Learning Empowers Students Through
- Leadership Development
- Direct Experience to Enrich and Apply Classroom Knowledge
- Career Exploration and Professional Development
- Broadened and Deepened Social Consciousness
- Non-Traditional and Creative Learning Environment
- Spiritual Fulfillment
- Civic Engagement
- Social Justice
- Intellectual Pursuit
- Strengthened Community
The Office of Service Learning is here to help you with any questions you may have concerning service learning experiences and opportunities.
Additionally, the California State University system has established risk management policy and procedures for students participating in off-campus service learning courses and internships. To understand more about the university's risk management procedures, please see the Student Guide to Risk Management in Internships and Service Learning Placements.