Welcome to another showcase presentation
by the Richland College Learning Center.
Have you ever thought about adding
service-learning to your student career in college?
Perhaps you're not sure what
service learning is all about.
Let me take just a couple of minutes to explain
how service learning can make a
difference for you.
Service learning is a way of extending
your engagement with classroom curriculum --
into real-life situations.
Service learning, is learning in context
where you can apply what you learn, and
make a difference in the world.
Here's the scoop on the benefits, advantages, and opportunities that service-learning at
Richland College can bring your way:
Service learning is an experience that involves
your brain, your body, and your heart.
Your brain is stimulated in multiple ways, as
you work out solutions, and reflect on your experience.
Your body picks up the
behavioral skills, for putting knowledge
and information to practical use, and
your heart finds inspiration and learning,
as you make a meaningful
You may be wondering what advantages there are for you as a student, by participating in a service
learning experience. Research shows that
students who are engaged in learning
outside the classroom -- outperform their
peers, academically. Students who have
been involved in service-learning are
more successful than their peers in
finding satisfying careers after
Service learning has a measurable,
positive impact on a student's
employability, upon graduation.
Employers consistently confess to giving more
weight to a resume, that includes the
applicant's experience in service learning.
Just consider the opportunities that can
open up for you -- through service learning; it gives you an opportunity to see what it's like to work in a particular job field;
it gives you an opportunity to get
extra credit applied to your class grade;
it gives you an opportunity to make a
positive impression on a future employer;
finally, service learning gives you an
opportunity to develop yourself, help
others, and make a real difference in the
If I have piqued your interest in the
benefits, advantages, and opportunities of
service-learning, here are some next steps for you to consider:
talk with your instructor, about
possible service-learning incentives.
Join the Academic & Civic Engagement
Program on campus. Consider pursuing the
President's Volunteer Service Award.
Complete a service learning application,
by going to www.richlandcollege.edu/servicelearning
Stop by the Learning Center, for help --
Medina Hall, 216, or send an email to JohnDaniels@dcccd.edu
Thank you for watching! Have a terrific semester, and
think about moving your student career
to a new level -- with service-learning!