Why Should I Get Engaged in the Community?
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mohandas Gandhi
You may have to volunteer, be engaged with the democratic process, or do community research for a community engaged learning (CEL) course or maybe you are interested in making a difference in your community. Here are a few opportunities that community engagement may provide for you:
- Community engagement sets you apart from others on applications and resumes. Your tracked hours may be submitted to future employers, scholarship applications, to current professors, and as part of a graduate school application.
- Gain access to retreats and training activities related to community engagement.
- The CCEL can help you learn about scholarship opportunities related to community engagement.
- Develop leadership skills in the Community Engaged Leaders Program or in the Community Engaged Living Learning Community.