Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Justin Hoch

Justin Hoch
UNIV 390

"Through my internship, I learned about my own leadership style, my passion for community development and my role in civic engagement. My internship provided me with a lived experience of professional work in the nonprofit field, as well as work related to social justice and social change. I gained valuable life skills and professional skills, including how to convey my ideas better and how to foster collaboration. In combination with my internship, the UNIV 390 class with its readings, class discussions and reflections encouraged and stimulated my thinking. It propelled me to think critically and to act accordingly. Through the use of an ePortfolio, I was able to reflect upon my experiences and present my ideas in a creative way. While I may not want to work in the nonprofit field, I realized the need to utilize my skills to work for social change and community development. Because of this experience, I recognized my passion for putting my faith into action; thus, I am interested in pursuing a job in ministry." 

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