Helpful Hints for Students

Tips for a Successful Service Learning Experience for Students

  • Take control of your own learning! If you are not learning what you want or need at your placement, speak with your supervisor or site contact AND your professor.
  • Think critically and reflect throughout this experience.
  • Learn about the population that you're working with. Gaining knowledge before you go will make working at your site much easier and more enjoyable.
  • Seek out additional opportunities at your site by asking questions and volunteering to assist in different activities that hold your interest.
  • Use the community members, agency staff and other people you meet as a learning resource.
  • Maintain contact with your student coordinator as the semester progresses. We are here to help you address any questions or concerns you may have.