Connections for Extraordinary Lives
What is the "Connections for Extraordinary Lives" Program?
SLD coordinates free catered dinner events to provide opportunities for students to network with staff, faculty, alumni, employers, and other students. Each event focuses on engagement opportunities that will help students to take the "next step" in their journeys by building knowledge, skills, and relationships to support them as they prepare to live extraordinary lives making a positive difference in the world. Our goal is to help students connect with people, ideas, and experiences that will help them become even more outstanding candidates for jobs, internships, graduate school, and whatever else they choose to pursue during their time at Loyola University Chicago, and after graduation. If you have questions or comments, please contact Shannon Howes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networks of Mentorship
**The Division of Student Development strives to support the university’s mission by offering programs that foster leadership development, as well as by serving and supporting students as they experience the personal transformations of a Jesuit education. With that in mind, some staff resources have recently been reallocated. As a result, at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, there will no longer be a stand-alone unit that exists for the sole purpose of coordinating student leadership development programs. Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, ELP will be housed within SAGA, and The People’s Institute will be housed within SDMA. The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community will continue to be coordinated by ResLife, with Shannon Howes serving as the administrative partner for this program. Students are encouraged to connect with these three programs, as well as with the many additional student leadership development experiences that exist in other areas on campus.**