Community Partner Events
Each year, the Center for Experiential Learning holds several events on campus for community partners to support student recruitment, capacity development, and general partner-student engagement. Please contact Andrew Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Community Partnerships Coordinator, for more information about any of them or to suggest topics for future workshops.
January 27, 2021 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
During the second week of classes each spring semester, the Center for Experiential Learning hosts a free recruitment fair for non-profit community partners to come recruit for any type of position -- volunteer/service-learning, internship, research, part-time employment, or full-time employment.
Virtual Loyola Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium (LURES)
As part of the university-wide Weekend of Excellence, the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium showcases undergraduate research and community engagement at Loyola University Chicago. We invite all community partners to join us in April 2021 to learn about our students' work, and we also hope you will consider evaluating. A major part of the Symposium is the opportunity for students to have their presentations evaluated, and we rely on the Loyola community—alumni, community partners, faculty, and staff—to do that. If you are interested in serving as an evaluator, please check back closer to the event for more information.
Community Partner Gathering
Each summer, the Center for Experiential Learning hosts a conference of workshops, panels, and networking opportunities. This event is designed to bring together dozens of different community organizations, CEL staff, and other Loyola faculty and staff to connect, learn, and celebrate our work together.
Last year's sessions included (click the session title or individualized parts to view recordings):
- Key Experiences from Student Interns and Site Supervisors
Part-Time Job, Internship, and Service Fair
In conjunction with Loyola's Career Development Center and Office of Community Service and Action, we host the annual Part-Time Job, Internship, and Service Fair. Scheduled early in the fall semester, this is an excellent opportunity to recruit our eager students!
Planning for Project-Based Engagement Webinar
As we looked ahead to the spring semester in January, we presented an overview of past community-based projects (both research projects and service-learning projects) and facilitated a discussion of how organizations may be able to work with Loyola students to mutual benefit. Reach out if you're interested in learning more about how this can happen for you!