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Service Learning Student Resources

What is Service Learning?

Service-Learning is a type of education that lets you put classroom skills into practice while serving your community.

Service –Learning courses place students in area schools, organizations, agencies and businesses to meet a specific community need. This need will be closely aligned with the objectives of the course.

Savannah Porter - NMSU-A Service Learning Student: "I Had a fantastic time! The purpose of the Service Learning was to figure out if I wanted to do something in the field of Biology...correct?  Well, I would love to!!"

Savannah Porter – NMSU-A Service Learning Student: “I Had a fantastic time! The purpose of the Service Learning was to figure out if I wanted to do something in the field of Biology…correct? Well, I would love to!!”

Benefits of Service Learning

  • Apply class concepts and skills to real world problems.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills for future employment.
  • Develop professional and interpersonal skills
  • Gain relevant experience
  • Foster civic responsibility
  • Network with colleagues potential employers
  • Meet new people and have new experiences
  • Help others in the community

Service Learning Options

  • Optional or Required
  • Between 5 and 30 hours
  • Extra Credit offered or 1-3 Credits
  • On or Off-campus work

How to Get Involved

  1. Talk to your course instructor about Service Learning
  2. Find Service Learning opportunities on AggieCAREER Manager, or check with your professor
  3. Contact Ester Gonzalez to begin enrollment process

What is an Internship?

An internship formally integrates the student’s academic study with practical experience in a cooperating organization. It is an off-campus activity designed to serve educational purposes by offering experience in a service learning, business, non-profit, or government setting.

Benefits of Internships

  • Apply class concepts and skills to real world problems
  • Gain relevant experience and skills for future employment
  • Develop professional and interpersonal skills
  • Gain relevant experience
  • Network with colleagues potential employers
  • Meet new people and have new experiences
  • Help others in the community
  • Job offers, scholarships, self-esteem,….

Internship Options

  • Part-time
  • Paid or Unpaid
  • Between 80 and 168 hours per semester
  • Must be enrolled in Internship Course

How to Get Involved

  1. Enroll in an Internship course – Check out our Internship Postings
  2. Create an account on AggieCAREER Manager
  3. Contact Ester Gonzalez to begin enrollment process