Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Dani Mendez

Dani Mendez
Political Science

As the employment intern I am responsible for looking for work on behalf of refugees coming to the U.S. This also means helping refugees understand norms around work in the U.S., how to use public transit, and creating resumes. This task is essential because one of the primary goals for successful resettlement is job placement. At times this can prove difficult because of cultural differences in the type of work that refugees are comfortable with. Nonetheless, it is a rewarding experience when refugees are able to be placed in steady work beginning what is hopefully the start to a better life.