Student Testimonials

"I applaud the service learning folks at COD for this opportunity they offer the fortunate students whose instructors require service learning. I would work to have it be a part of most classes so students expect to do service in their lives now and in the future – making (service) a lifelong habit that began for them at COD"

Service Learning student, anonymous

 "I don't want to sound corny, but service learning really was a rewarding experience. To be honest, I wasn't all that happy to commit to 15 hours of volunteer work, but once I started I understood why COD has implemented this into certain courses. I learned things that no textbook could ever teach me!"

Service Learning student, anonymous

[Service learning] "made me think more and it's something that I won't forget after it's done, like an exam. It helps out people and makes a difference."

Lucia Bakos, Sociology 1100,
Easter Seals and Family Shelter Services

"Let's face it – hands-on experience provides practical knowledge that can't be gained from reading a book."

Service Learning student, DMIR 1100

"I am so thankful to you. Because of this service learning opportunity, I learned some new stuff, and I don't fear talking and working with disabled people anymore."

Bhavika Patel, Anthropology 1100,
Donka, Inc.

"This has been, and still is, a life-altering experience. I'm so thankful that this has happened to me. It has given more meaning to life. The challenges and rewards of influencing a young mind toward a full and productive life have been immensely rewarding for me. More superlatives I cannot begin to elucidate. Thanks for the ride!"

Service Learning student, Education

"The service learning project in my case was a life-changing event. As a consequence of this experience, I've decided to pursue a career in education."

Service Learning student, Education

"My service learning experience has been great. I plan to continue going there to work with the children. Now that I've worked with children in a secondary teaching environment, I'm more motivated to pursue a career in teaching."

Service Learning student, Education

"I have always wanted to help my community. This made me actually get out there and do it. I know what to do now."

Service Learning student, anonymous

"The hands-on experience combined with a related course of study is one of the most effective forms of education. I learn so much better in (this type of) environment!"

Service Learning student, Anthropology

"I found that by participating, I learned a lot more and felt more connected than if I were just to read and write about it."

Service Learning student, Biology

 

Contact Information


Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230

Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.