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Leadership & Service-Learning

Leadership Experience

Leadership experiences give you the skills necessary to have impact as a UMD campus member and as a citizen in a larger global community. Employers want students to have more than just classroom knowledge. They want leaders who can relate well with others and who know how to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Of employers seek leadership skills on resumes (Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

A sample of opportunities include:

Service-Learning Experience

Community service-learning engages you in a real work experience. You will have the opportunity to enrich your undergraduate learning experience through in-depth exposure to complex societal issues. It can teach you about civic responsibility and allows you to have a meaningful impact in the community and in our society. Service locations may include community service agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions or health care settings. 

Hours of direct community service hours completed by students on the 2015 Alternative Break programs

A sample of opportunities include:

Academic Coursework 

Many colleges or departments offer courses with a substantial service-learning component. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

For more information contactThe Leadership & Community Service-Learning

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