Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Aqela Rahman

Aqela Rahman
Social Work

"Catholic Charities receives many refugees and helps these refugee families and individuals find homes, get jobs, and become self-sufficient in the U.S. My job is to help these families learn about the resources around them. My tasks include taking refugees to school open houses, doctor's appointments, ESL classes, and government offices to teach them about the educational, health care, and public welfare systems available here. This internship has taught me the role social workers and government agencies play in helping new immigrants become oriented in their new country and encouraged me to one day pursue a career in public service."