Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Student Profiles

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    Leah Brousalis

    "My UNIV 390 class really gave me an inviting environment [to reflect]. I feel I was able to learn a lot about myself and learn how to express myself better which will definitely come in handy as I start applying to graduate school and jobs."
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    Natalie Hock

    "My LIFT experience [as a LIFT advocate] has been transformational. I have had the humbling opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with adults who have known little of what it feels like to be treated with attention and respect. The essential purpose of being with people as they navigate crises, challenges, and the complex demands of our culture is exactly that - to be with them, in the hope that a collaborative relationship allows them to feel like less of an island and consequently allows them to stand more steadily in the face of their own unique combination of external struggles, internal longings for change, and desire to move in the world from a place of self-efficacy."
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    Amy Avila

    "I enjoyed my internship to the fullest, being able to see every aspect in the cook county juvenile court plus being able to see the suburban field was amazing. I met with the juveniles, parents, probation officers, attorneys and judges and really got a feel of every side of the story when it came down to what is best for the juvenile. Interning in the suburbs is what led me to take the next step and apply to be a juvenile probation officer, I would like to work in surrounding suburbs eventually since spanish speaking probation officers are so scarce."
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    Paul O'Malley

    "With the support of a LUROP Travel Grant, I presented my research at the Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference in Dayton, Ohio, March 1st and 2nd. My poster presentation occurred later in the evening, and it was the most rewarding aspect of the trip for me. I was able to describe the faults and success of my research to 20 or so individuals. The trip was a rewarding and scientific development opportunity for myself. "
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    Scott Buttliere

    “While creating an ePortfolio, I was able to reflect upon my time here at Loyola and appreciate the things that I have been given. I now know what my passions are and can use this tool to get there."
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    Arjun Grewal

    My duties include translating for Hindi- and Punjabi-speaking refugees, finding them transportation, assisting them with paperwork, and determining health-care facilities accessible via Medicaid, as well as answering any questions they have about health care, Chicago, and cultural acclimation.
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    Zeba Shethwala

    “[My ePortfolio] was a great way for me to show myself all that I have accomplished. Often, I get stuck with the mind set of "what am I doing now” and “how can I do better in the future?" The ePortfolio was a chance for me to look back upon my successes … rather than [focusing on] what I have yet to do.”
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    Marina Peric

    ... I never wanted to work in a cubicle and this internship was all about being outside whether it was at sporting events or concerts and interacting with listeners. Other than the social aspect, I also got to learn the technical side of the business and I set up all of the soundboards and speakers for off site broadcasts.
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    Ligin Solamen

    We worked on developing a wide field-imaging device capable of determining lipid concentration of tissue. By using light scattering and absorption properties, we were able to test the system on engineered tissue.
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    Olivia Conti

    My Service-Learning experience was great. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to engage in intellectual material in an appealing format.
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    Madison Meder

    The internship course that I took through the Center for Experiential Learning to supplement my experience at PAWS provided me with valuable resources that I will be able to use in the future as I pursue a career in the medical field.
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    Michelle Lis (Provost Fellow)

    Doing research at Loyola Medical Center gave me essential clinical experience in medical physics, and confirmed my interests in becoming a medical physicist. My research was centered on processing MRI images to correct distortions due to patient motion.
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    Sean Wahl

    This service-learning experience was a wonderful opportunity that fostered my career development and personal exploration. The UNIV 290 course did an excellent job of integrating issues of privilege with development of a social paradigm.
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    Tyler Hough

    Creating an ePortfolio … has allowed me to reflect upon the my Loyola experience, synthesize my triumphs, and showcase these to future employers. In addition, by building an ePortfolio I've been able to figure out where my passions and interests lie.
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    Kelly Cahalin

    My international service-learning experiences in both Panama and Ghana were two of the greatest experiences of my life. After going to Panama in January of 2013, I knew that I would have to go back on another Global Brigade trip. So, I went to Ghana in August of 2013 and fell in love all over again.
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    Monique Quinn

    My [experiential learning] seminar class really allowed me to explore not only the reason why I was doing research, but also what I was learning from my research experience.
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    Cooper Carriger

    Building an ePortfolio enhanced my 4-year Loyola Experience because it initially allowed me to do a skills and interests "inventory." It made me reflect what do I love to do, what can I do, and how can I show this to others?
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    Thomas Serena

    I recently attended a medical brigade to Africa where I worked with many individuals from diverse backgrounds. This experience brought me to the central region of Ghana where we provided medicine, dentistry, and public health to 928 individuals in an extremely small village.
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    Pedro Regalado

    The internship I undertook this summer working as a research assistant with Dr. Nickerson was fantastic in a few different ways.
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    Alexandra Luterek

    I became a LUROP Provost Fellow after taking a service-learning course with Dr. Julia Pryce my sophomore year.
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    Maureen Burns

    The skills I am gaining will help prepare me to continue research after graduation as well as help me in my continuing study of psychology. Gaining an interest and more general knowledge about youth and violence reduction will help guide not just my future research plans, but career path and goals.
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    Isabelle Bizub

    ... I now also have an avenue to present my accomplishments, interests and concrete experience with the Spanish language to future employers. The ePortfolio has been personally, academically and professionally beneficial to me.