Missouri State University
Citizenship and Service-Learning

Student Testimonials

"I would recommend service-learning to others because it is a great chance to get involved with the community and really put into action what you are learning. It gives necessary experience for deciding on career paths and is very valuable."

-- Jayci Angell - Spanish 325 - Parkview High School

"It is a good experience to be able to get into the community. It is especially beneficial to students who are not from this area, as it allows them to engage in a community they normally wouldn't be concerned with."

-- David Myers - Sociology 420 - Urban Neighborhoods Alliance

"This program allows you to get professional experience that you can't get in a classroom setting. The firsthand experience is awesome! I would definitely advise every student at Missouri State to get involved in a class in their major that offers service-learning. It looks great on your resume and allows you to get a better understanding of what you will be doing when you graduate."

-- Ashley Brendel - Communication 379 - MS Society

"I would recommend service-learning to EVERY student I talk to. Not only was it one of the best experiences of my life, it helped me see exactly what I want to do with my life. I now know that I want to go into science education and have both the Discovery Center and the service-learning program to thank for that. At the end of the course, I was offered a job which I would not have received had I not done service-learning."

-- Patrick Bradshaw - Biology 494 - Discovery Center

"I think that all students should give back to the community while in school. Everyone need to focus on others at some point and help their community. Service-learning will help students grow and build a great resume."

-- Sarah Cecchettini - Spanish 325 - Parkview High School

"It was wonderful to gain hands-on experience with my preferred career field. I cannot wait to add this to my resume. I think it has been the most worthwhile think I've done so far in school."

--Holly Simpson - Biology 369 - Dickerson Park Zoo