Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Madison Meder

Madison Meder

For one of my Engaged Learning courses, I took UNIV390: Internship Seminar during the fall of my junior year. This course supplemented my internship at PAWS Chicago, a no-kill, no-cage animal shelter where I had previously been a volunteer. During my internship, I worked primarily at PAWS’s Welcome Desk, greeting potential adopters, answering questions both in person and over the phone, and filing adoptions electronically and on paper. My internship allowed me to further develop my communication and leadership skills, as well as interact with many of the wonderful families who provide our sweet animals with loving, forever homes. The internship course I took through Loyola allowed me to be a far more successful and intentional intern; I feel that I was much better able to serve both my supervisors and the guests at PAWS by virtue of taking UNIV390. 

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