- Greater engagement in the process of learning
- Greater self-efficacy
- Greater preparedness to work in profession
- More practical experience for job applications
- Greater compassion, insight, and ability to solve social problems1
- Expanded horizons, opportunity to see social issues first hand and work with diverse
1. Bradley CL, Saracino M. The Case for Service-Learning: Overcoming the Obstacles. J Fam Consumer Sci. 2013;105(2):41-43.
2. Roofe N. Impact of Service-Learning on Undergraduate Dietetics Students. J Fam Consumer Sci. 2012;104(4):28-33.
- Employers say they are much more likely to consider hiring recent college graduates
who have completed an applied learning or project-based learning experience
- 94% Internship/apprenticeship
- 87% Senior thesis/project
- 80% Collaborative Research Project
- 69% - Service Learning Project3
3. Fall Planning Welcome Back Presentation. Tia McNair. Daytona State College. Daytona Beach, Florida. August 22, 2016.
- “I enjoyed learning about ways I can apply my education and skills to help the community.”
- “I enjoyed the service learning because I am the type of person that learns best with hands on involvement. It helped me to be more motivated in my work and it kept my attention through the course even though I am not very fond of the…subject.”
- “The service learning project opened my [eyes] about the community around me. I did not know about the organization[s] in my local community that reach out and help many people that are in need. I think more people should learn about how they can give back or help those around to make a difference in the future.”