Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

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 (amiller11@luc.edu), Community Partnerships Coordinator, for more information about any of them or to suggest topics for future workshops.

Non-Profit Opportunities Fair and Workshop

January 24, 2019

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.

That same day, we put on one or more workshops designed to provide additional support to our partners.

Loyola Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium (LURES)

April 13, 2019

As part of the university-wide Weekend of Excellence, the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium showcases undergraduate research and community engagement at Loyola University Chicago. This past year’s theme, Learning Together: Deepening Inquiry, Deepening Dialogue, celebrated student scholarship as they participated in the process of co-creating knowledge through research, community-based learning, and learning portfolios.

We invite all community partners to join us in April 2019 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 click here.

Community Partner Gathering

Summer 2019

Each summer, the Center for Experiential Learning hosts a day-long conference of workshops, panels, and networking opportunities. This day 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. All are welcome! Contact us if you have a topic in mind or would like to present!

Fall Semester Kick-Off

August 2019

Immediately prior to our fall semester, Loyola Engaged Learning faculty are asked to invite to campus the community organizations they are working with that fall for a morning of planning and brainstorming. 

Job, Internship, and Service Fair

September 2019 

In conjunction with Loyola's Career Development Center and Office of Community Service and Action, we host the annual Job, Internship, and Service Fair. Scheduled early in the fall semester, this is an excellent opportunity to come to campus and recruit our eager students!